The Minnesota Twins’ top prospect, center fielder Byron Buxton, was knocked unconscious when he collided with a teammate.
Buxton, who was named the top prospect in baseball by MLB.com prior to the season, was playing in his first game since being promoted to the Twins’ double-A affiliate New Britain Rock Cats.
The collision occurred when Buxton was attempting to make a diving catch on a line drive to right-center field. Buxton was reportedly unconscious for ten minutes on the field before being taken to a local hospital in an ambulance.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan reported that Buxton was alert in the ambulance and had suffered a concussion.
Here is video of the collision.
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