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Miguel Sano | Outfielder | #22

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 262
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / MIN
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Miguel Sano went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Twins outlasted the Red Sox 11-9 on Saturday.
Sano had three of the team's 19 hits, including his solo home run in the eighth inning. The dinger was his 15th of the season and his fourth in the month of July. It has been a good month all around for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .251/.349/.474 in his first full season in the bigs. Jul 24 - 1:00 AM

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Miguel Sano is absent from the Twins' lineup Sunday.

The Twins are also resting Joe Mauer and Byron Buxton. They have Robbie Grossman in the designated hitter spot, Kennys Vargas at first base and Eddie Rosario in left field.
Jul 17 - 12:42 PM

Miguel Sano crushed his 14th home run of the season, but it wasn't enough to lead the Twins past the Rangers in Texas on Friday.

Sano's three-run shot off Cole Hamels in the fifth inning gave the Twins a 5-4 lead, unfortunately that would be the extent of their offense in the ballgame. Sano has been raking since returning from the disabled list, and is now slashing .236/.348/.471 with 14 homers and 36 RBI on the year.
Jul 8 - 11:43 PM

Miguel Sano belted a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

Sano powered one to the opposite field against reliever Liam Hendriks for his lone hit in five trips to the plate. While he's hitting just .230, Sano is sporting a .343 on-base percentage with 13 homers. He's gone deep twice in five games since returning from the disabled list.
Jul 6 - 2:06 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Miguel Sano will only play the outfield in an emergency.

The Twins' experiment with Sano in the outfield never made much sense and it appears it's finally come to an end. He'll be used in the designated hitter spot and some at third base. Max Kepler will be the club's primary right fielder.
Jul 1 - 5:22 PM

Twins activated 3B/OF Miguel Sano from the 15-day disabled list.

Sano missed a month of action with a strained hamstring but is ready to go after eight rehab games. He would appear to be in line to receive most of his at-bats in the designated hitter spot with Byung-ho Park being optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Max Kepler should continue playing regularly in right field.
Jul 1 - 12:37 PM

Derek Wetmore of 1500ESPN.com reports that Miguel Sano (hamstring) has completed his rehab assignment and is on his way back to Minnesota.

Sano played in both games of a doubleheader for Triple-A Rochester on Thursday and apparently came out of it feeling fine. It's unclear whether he'll be activated Friday or if the Twins might hold off until Saturday so he can have a day of rest after playing two games Thursday, but either way his return is coming. Sano has batted .235/.341/.458 with 11 homers and 27 RBI this season.
Jul 1 - 9:41 AM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) will play both games of a doubleheader for Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

He'll play third base in one game and serve as the designated hitter in the other. Sano has hit a couple home runs while on his rehab assignment but has just three hits in 19 at-bats overall. The Twins would like to see him look a bit better at the plate before activating him. "He’s hit a couple of homers. That’s been about the extent of his offensive output, which isn’t bad," manager Paul Molitor said. "I just think you look for signs that … his at-bats are normal. It’s not always results or a hot streak [you’re looking for] — you can just tell if he’s recognizing pitchers or doing what you’re accustomed to him doing."
Jun 30 - 11:16 AM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) is expected to need 3-4 more rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

He's already played two, but the Twins would like him to work on his timing and pitch recognition for a bit longer. Sano is also slated to play the outfield at least once after handling third base for his first two rehab contests.
Jun 26 - 11:36 AM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) will play third base on Friday and Saturday for Triple-A Rochester in his first two rehab games.

He'll then serve as a designated hitter on Sunday. That could be all the rehab contests Sano needs, and it's certainly notable that the Twins don't appear to intend to play him in the outfield at all at Rochester. He could handle third base for the Twins if Trevor Plouffe (groin) winds up needing a disabled list stint, and we can't rule out the possibility that the Twins are done with Sano in the outfield. There's been talk of sending Byung-ho Park to the minors, so Sano could wind up in the designated hitter spot.
Jun 24 - 6:03 PM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) expects to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Rochester.

Sano has been on the disabled list since June 1 because of a left hamstring strain. "He's hungry to get out and play," Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday. "I think between the diagnosis and our concern about making sure this is something that doesn't get repeated, we're proceeding cautiously." Look for him to spend about 4-5 days at Rochester before returning to the Twins' active roster.
Jun 21 - 9:05 PM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) took batting practice and did some running on Saturday.

Sano will take a day off Sunday before going through a multitude of tests, including cutting, starting and stopping, on Monday. "He’s getting pretty close to starting to think about sending him out [on a rehabilitation assignment]," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said.
Jun 19 - 9:10 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Miguel Sano (hamstring) is progressing ahead of schedule and could begin a rehab assignment in a week.

A rare bit of good news for the Twins. Sano has been swinging a bat for nearly a week, although it's unclear how much, if any, running he's done. He could conceivably be back before the end of the month if all goes well.
Jun 17 - 5:34 PM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) has been taking swings off a tee.

Sano's left hamstring is getting better, although obviously the bigger test will come when he's cleared to run. There's no word on when that might happen. Sano is eligible to return later this week, but it doesn't seem like that will happen.
Jun 12 - 11:36 AM

An MRI on Miguel Sano's left hamstring showed no significant damage.

It's certainly good news, as it appears he's avoided a severe strain. However, there is no timetable for Sano's return. He suffered the injury on Tuesday and figures to miss most of June, in all likelihood.
Jun 3 - 5:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers