Byron Buxton's bonus worth $6M, making him draft's highest-paid player
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton is about to become the richest player taken in last week's Major League Baseball amateur draft.
A league source confirmed Tuesday night that the Minnesota Twins and Buxton, the No. 2 overall pick, have agreed to terms on a signing bonus worth $6 million, which is $1.2 million more than the Houston Astros gave No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa. The deal is expected to be finalized sometime Wednesday.
The recommended slot value for the No. 1 pick was $7.2 million and $6.2 million for No. 2.
Buxton took batting practice alongside Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer at Target Field on Tuesday.