Byron Buxton, batting .335 with 12 home runs and 52 stolen bases at two levels of Class A this year, will be joined on the Glendale Desert Dogs by outfielder Max Kepler, second baseman Eddie Rosario, and four pitchers from the Twins' organization: A.J. Achter, Zach Jones, Trevor May and Alex Meyer.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier talked to NFL officials about the low hit that injured veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams and said the league agreed that Joe Looney's actions were unnecessary and dangerous.
It's a sports trifecta on Thursday as the Twins, Vikings and University of Minnesota football teams all have home games in Minneapolis. Add in the State Fair and you've got a recipe for extra heavy traffic and a run on parking places.