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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
College: None
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Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday that Miguel Sano will play some outfield in the Dominican Winter League.
The Twins want the 22-year-old slugger to develop a little defensive versatility so that he's not stuck in a DH role for the rest of his career. Sano did make nine starts at third base this season and he appeared in two games at first base. He could play a little corner outfield next year in Minnesota if the experiment goes smoothly this winter. Trevor Plouffe remains locked in as the Twins' primary option at the hot corner. Nov 5 - 1:37 PM

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Miguel Sano announced Sunday that he'll play for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League beginning in November.

Sano noted that he'll play exclusively at third base this winter. The 22-year-old appeared in just nine games at the hot corner for the Twins this season, spending most of his time as the designated hitter. He needs the action at third to remain a possibility to supplant Trevor Plouffe at the position in Minnesota.
Oct 4 - 7:56 PM

Miguel Sano went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Twins lost 10-2 to the Indians on Wednesday.

Sano clubbed a solo home run in the eighth inning to put the Twins on the board, but by then, it was much too late as the Twins had been trailing 10-0. The DH is carrying an outstanding .275/.390/.551 triple-slash line with 18 home runs and 52 RBI.
Sep 30 - 10:59 PM

Miguel Sano clubbed his 17th home run of the season as the Twins fell to the Angels in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Sano's two-run blast in the seventh inning pulled the Twins to a 3-3 tie, but that wound up being the extent of their scoring on the afternoon. With his 1-for-4 effort, the hard-hitting rookie is now slashing .279/.391/.575 with 17 long balls and 49 RBI in only 226 at-bats.
Sep 19 - 5:28 PM

Miguel Sano had a two-run single in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

At the time, Sano's two-RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning tied the score. He had a chance to be the hero in the ninth, batting with the tying run on second base and two outs, but Tigers closer Bruce Rondon struck him out to end the game. Sano finished 1-for-4 and is batting .276/.389/.561 with 16 homers, 47 RBI and 37 runs scored through his first 62 games.
Sep 16 - 12:31 AM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) is back in the Twins' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since Monday due to lingering discomfort in his right hamstring, although he had a pinch-hit homer Wednesday. Sano is batting .281/.389/.592 with 16 longballs and 43 RBI over 57 games for the Twins.
Sep 11 - 4:55 PM

Miguel Sano homered off Franklin Morales as a pinch-hitter in the 12th inning Wednesday to propel the Twins to a 3-2 win over the Royals.

Sano appeared to go down looking at the previous pitch, but Greg Gibson declined to ring him up. Given another chance, he drilled the 3-2 offering to left-center for his 16th homer since being called up. Sano didn't start the game because of his sore right hamstring, and he remains day-to-day.
Sep 10 - 12:32 AM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) is out of the Twins' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

It's the second straight game he has missed with lingering discomfort in his right hamstring. Sano was able to take on-field batting practice on Wednesday afternoon, but he's still having some trouble running. Joe Mauer is at DH and Kennys Vargas is at first base as the Twins wrap up a series against the Royals.
Sep 9 - 5:00 PM

Miguel Sano is out of the Twins' lineup Tuesday.

Sano has been bothered by some right hamstring discomfort, but this is more a routine night off than anything. Torii Hunter will serve as the Twins' DH against the Royals.
Sep 8 - 4:43 PM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) is back in the Twins' lineup Friday.

Sano has been dealing with a sore right hamstring of late and didn't play Thursday. He's in the designated hitter spot.
Sep 4 - 4:56 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the White Sox.

Sano has been bothered by a mild right hamstring strain for a week, but the injury isn't slowing him down at all. He'll sit Thursday mostly for routine rest. Joe Mauer is at designated hitter against the Pale Hose.
Sep 3 - 11:08 AM

Miguel Sano hit his 15th homer Wednesday off the White Sox's Carlos Rodon.

10 of those homers have come in his last 19 games. That's pretty amazing, but still not as amazing as the fact that he's hitting .296 despite striking out 77 times in 51 games.
Sep 2 - 11:21 PM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) is in the Twins' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the White Sox.

Sano has been nursing a mild right hamstring strain since last Thursday, but the young designated hitter has simply been taking it easy on the bases and will continue to do so as the Twins try to maintain a good spot in the American League Wild Card race. Sano hit his 14th home run on Tuesday night and he boasts a 1.011 OPS with 41 RBI through his first 50 major league games.
Sep 2 - 5:44 PM

Miguel Sano went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the White Sox.

It was Sano's solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning that tied the game and eventually allowed the Twins to come back and secure the win. The homer was his 14th through 50 games this year. He strikes out a lot, too, which was expected, but the Twins will take the whiffs when they come with a .295/.403/.608 line. At just 22 years old, Sano should continue to be a special player for years to come.
Sep 1 - 11:45 PM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) is back in the Twins' starting lineup Saturday versus the Astros.

Sano sat out Friday as a precautionary measure due to some mild tightness in his right hamstring. He is at DH and batting cleanup against Houston left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Aug 29 - 4:17 PM