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Former Kernel Buxton to make MLB debut on Sunday

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ARLINGTON, Texas (KWWL) -

 Byron Buxton, long considered the top prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, will make his debut with the big league club on Sunday at Texas.

Buxton, a former Cedar Rapids Kernels outfielder, was called up by the Twins on Saturday. The move was made to bolster a depleted outfield that lost Torii Hunter to a 2-game suspension for a tirade toward an umpire. Minnesota is currently on a 5 game losing streak.

Buxton is hitting .283 with 12 triples in 59 games at triple-A Chattanooga.

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