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06/10/12 6:14 PM ET

Sources: Twins close to signing Buxton

MINNEAPOLIS -- Outfielder Byron Buxton, the No. 2 overall selection in this year's First-Year Player Draft, is headed to the Twin Cities on Monday and is scheduled take a physical on Tuesday, according to two sources with knowledge of negotiations.

Both sources also indicated there is optimism that a deal will be reached this week.

It is unknown, however, if Buxton will sign at or below Major League Baseball's recommended slot bonus of $6.2 million. Shortstop Carlos Correa, taken by the Astros as the No. 1 overall pick, signed below slot value at $4.8 million last week.

Buxton, 18, is expected to begin his professional career in the Gulf Coast League with the chance to move up to Rookie-level Elizabethton (Tenn.) by the end of the season.

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The five-tool outfielder hit .513 with three homers, 17 doubles and 35 RBIs in his senior season at Appling County (Ga.) High School.

Buxton also went 10-0 with 154 strikeouts over 81 innings as a pitcher, including an 18-strikeout performance to clinch his high school's first state title.

The Twins had him ranked atop their Draft board since last summer, according to scouting director Deron Johnson.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.