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Byron Buxton carted away in ambulance after outfield collision (Video)

Byron Buxton collisionMinnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was carted away in an ambulance and taken to the hospital after colliding with a teammate in right-center field during his debut with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Wednesday.

Buxton is rated as MLB.com’s top prospect for his ability to hit for power, average, run and make great plays on defense like this. He collided with right fielder Mike Kvasnicka while going for a ball in the gap, and Kvasnicka’s knee appeared to hit him in the left shoulder and left him down on the ground.

Milb.com reports that Buxton was down for 10 minutes and not moving before being placed on a stretcher and carted off in an ambulance. Kvasnicka was able to walk after the collision but the 25-year-old was also taken to the hospital.

Buxton, who had been having a rough time at the plate with High-A Fort Myers prior to his promotion to Double-A, was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and an outfield assist prior to the collision.

Buxton ended up with a concussion.

Byron Buxton went Jim Edmonds on amazing diving catch (Video)

Byron Buxton catchMinnesota Twins minor leaguer Byron Buxton made one of the sickest catches you will see this season.

Buxton, the center fielder for the low Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernels, made a diving catch on the warning track to rob Kane County’s David Boke of an extra-base hit during the top of the second inning of his team’s 6-2 win on Monday. Buxton also reportedly made another great catch in the first inning.

In addition to his amazing defense, Buxton, the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft, went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and 3 RBIs. He is now batting .350/.444/.578 through 58 games with the Kernels, which leads the Midwest League in all three categories.

Buxton is battling Miguel Sano for the billing of top prospect in the Twins’ organization. Between the two of them, I’m thinking the rebuilding process in Minnesota won’t be so bad.

Check out some more amazing plays we have shown you this season.

Forearm bash to Baseball America