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Miguel Sano | Designated Hitter

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 262
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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In his return to the lineup, Miguel Sano (ankle) went 0-for-3 with two walks in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.
Sano was held out the past two games due to a sore right ankle. The 22-year-old designated hitter has looked like one of the game's most promising young bats in his brief time up, slashing .304/.431/.522. Most encouragingly, he shows tremendous patience and situational awareness as a neophyte. Jul 23 - 1:16 AM

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Miguel Sano (ankle) is in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

Sano hasn't played since Saturday due to a minor right ankle injury, missing the past two games. The infielder will bat cleanup and serve as the Twins' designated hitter in their contest against the Angels.
Jul 22 - 6:51 PM

Miguel Sano (ankle) thinks he'll be ready to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Sano is missing a second straight contest Tuesday with a minor right ankle injury, but he was able to run in the outfield and swing the bat pre-game with no issues. The 22-year-old is hitting .326/.434/.558 with two homers in his first 13 games for the Twins.
Jul 21 - 6:52 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Sunday that he's hopeful Miguel Sano (ankle) will be ready to return to the lineup in 3-5 days.

Sano rolled his right ankle while warming up prior to Saturday's game. He finished that contest but showed up to the park on Sunday using crutches. He won't have X-rays or an MRI, though, as the Twins seem convinced that it's a minor injury. Still, fantasy owners would be best off benching him this week.
Jul 19 - 2:03 PM

Miguel Sano is dealing with a sprained right ankle.

He apparently suffered the injury during pre-game Saturday. Sano played in the game and said Sunday that he's "OK," but he showed up to the park using crutches. He's not in Sunday's lineup but it's unclear at this point whether the youngster might require a trip to the disabled list. The Twins are expected to provide an update shortly.
Jul 19 - 1:16 PM

Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Tigers.

Sano kicked off the scoring in Sunday's contest when he cracked a two-run home run off Tigers starter Shane Greene in the first inning. It was his second homer of the season and pushed his RBI total to eight through the 22-year-old megaprospect's first 11 games. Sano's shown little difficulty in making the jump from Double-A to the majors thus far and has racked up 14 hits over 37 at-bats, good for a .378/.489/.649 triple-slash line. It's a small sample size and Sano won't hit .378 for the rest of the season, but the early results are incredibly encouraging as he transitions to facing tougher competition.
Jul 12 - 5:10 PM

Miguel Sano hit his first major league home run and the Twins raced past the Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday.

Sano hit the blast, a two-run shot, off Orioles starter Kevin Gausman in the first inning. He later collected an RBI walk, finishing 2-for-3 with three RBI. Through six games the 22-year-old has been as advertised, hitting .450 with a 1.242 OPS and five RBI. If all goes as planned, the homer will be the first of many Sano will hit over the course of his career.
Jul 7 - 11:50 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Santana's double in the second inning scored Trevor Plouffe and put the Twins out to a 1-0 lead. The two-bagger was his second of the season, as was the RBI. Since being called up on July 2, the 22-year-old has collected a hit in all four games and is 6-for-15. He hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI over 66 games at Double-A prior to ascending to the majors. We've yet to see the home run power come to play, but Sano has not been overwhelmed by the jump over Triple-A thus far.
Jul 5 - 4:47 PM

Miguel Sano collected his first major league RBI in Friday's loss to the Royals.

The all-universe prospect singled home Eddie Rosario in the second inning. He later added a double to finish 2-for-4. Sano did strike out twice, but Twin fans should be happy to see that he seems to be fitting in just fine to start his major league career. Sano hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI through 66 Double-A games prior to his call-up.
Jul 4 - 12:30 AM

Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with an infield single in his major league debut Thursday against the Royals.

Sano lined out to center field in his first at-bat before striking out swinging in his next two chances. The infield single came in the top of the ninth inning. The Twins plan to use the 22-year-old as their regular designated hitter for the time being, so his power upside is well worth the flier in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 11:36 PM

Miguel Sano will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth in his MLB debut Thursday against the Royals.

Sano was called up Thursday after batting .274/.374/.544 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI over 66 games this season with Double-A Chattanooga. The 22-year-old offers massive power potential from the right side of the plate. He's expected to serve as the primary DH now that Kennys Vargas has been demoted, so he's well worth a flier in most fantasy formats.
Jul 2 - 4:41 PM

Twins recalled INF Miguel Sano from Double-A Chattanooga.

Sano will take over as the Twins' regular designated hitter in Thursday's series opener against the Royals. The 22-year-old was sporting a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level and he's a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues for his massive power potential.
Jul 2 - 11:57 AM's Rhett Bollinger reports that the Twins are calling up prospect Miguel Sano.

Kennys Vargas has already been optioned to Triple-A Rochester to open up a roster spot. Sano, 22, boasts a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level. He's primarily played third base in the minors, but look for the Twins to use him as their everyday designated hitter. Sano has been a consensus top-20 prospect for going on four years and is worth a shot in every mixed fantasy league for his power potential.
Jul 1 - 5:14 PM

Twins 3B prospect Miguel Sano plated two runs Sunday in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

Just another day at the office for one of the game's best prospects. Sano now ranks third in the Southern League in home runs (10), fourth in RBI (35) and is tied for eighth with 27 walks. While some teams like the Astros and Cubs have been aggressive in calling up their top prospects, the Twins have been much more conservative. Assuming Minnesota sticks to that approach, Sano may not reach the big leagues until 2016.
Jun 8 - 5:11 PM

Twins prospect 3B Miguel Sano went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run on Monday for Double-A Chattanooga.

Sano now has 10 homers on the year after a slow start, and his slash line sits at a much improved .250/.354/.506 through 45 games. The 22-year-old has swung a hot bat of late, with a .317 batting average, two home runs and 13 RBI in his last 10 contests. Sano’s strikeout (24.6%) and walk (13.3%) rates this season are close to his career averages, which is nice to see after he missed all of 2014. However, the reality that the Twins have no reason to rush the young slugger makes it difficult to envision him getting a shot in the major leagues this season unless there’s an injury.
Jun 2 - 2:10 PM

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2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
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S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
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R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Kevin Jepsen
4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
8Ryan O'Rourke