Buxton promoted to High-A Fort Myers

Twins prospect Byron Buxton batting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels earlier this year.

Twins prospect Byron Buxton batting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels earlier this year.

There are reports tonight that Byron Buxton, one of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects, has been promoted from the Cedar Rapids Kernels to the High-A Fort Myers Miracle of the Florida State League.

This is not a surprise move; in fact, the most surprising part of it is it didn’t happen sooner, like at the Midwest League All-Star break. Buxton dominated the MWL this season, batting .341 with 8 HR, 55 RBI and 32 SB in 68 games. That includes today’s Kernels game, in which Buxton went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Here are some more photos I shot of Buxton, from the same game in Cedar Rapids that the photo at the top of this post is from (April 30, 2013, vs. the Lansing Lugnuts).

Byron Buxton connects for a hit.

Byron Buxton connects for a hit.

Byron Buxton slides back into first base.

Byron Buxton slides back into first base.

J.D. Williams (No. 2) waits for Byron Buxton to cross home plate after Buxton homered to LF.

J.D. Williams (No. 2) waits for Byron Buxton to cross home plate after Buxton homered to LF.

* All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler

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