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Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, who won't be on the field for the team when it opens its season against the Chicago White Sox today, runs down the first-base line during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins March 4 in Jupiter, Fla., at Roger Dean Stadium.

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FARGO -- Working out under the sun in late February at the Minnesota Twins’ spring-training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., was a third baseman who hit 35 homers last season.


And there was a 6-foot-9 left-handed pitcher who posted a 2.99 ERA and struck out 11½ batters per nine innings in 2013 thanks to a fastball that touches 100 mph and a devastating curveball.

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