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Miguel Sano | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 262
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins prospect 3B Miguel Sano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Thursday for Double-A Chattanooga.
The dinger was Sano’s fourth with Chattanooga, but he’s batting just .159/.303/.381 through 18 games. The 21-year-old slugger missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery and then logged just seven at-bats during spring training, so it’s not surprising that he’s off to a slow start in the Southern League. Sano should eventually settle in after the long layoff, and the Twins have every reason to make sure he gets back on track in the high minors. It’s still a possibility Sano will reach the major leagues this season, although a debut sometime in 2016 probably is more realistic. May 1 - 1:34 PM

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Twins prospect Miguel Sano has gotten off to a tough start, hitting just .176 in his first five games at Double-A Chattanooga.

Since homering on Opening Day, Sano has only managed one hit in 11 at-bats, striking out five times during that span. After needing all of last season to recover from Tommy John surgery, it's understandable why Sano would be a bit rusty in the early going. The Twins are one of the worst teams in baseball right now, so there's no rush to get Sano to the big leagues. Sano ranks 12th on MLB.com's list of the Top 100 prospects.
Apr 13 - 3:20 PM

Twins optioned INF Miguel Sano to Double-A Chattanooga.

The 21-year-old slugger missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He saw just seven at-bats in Grapefruit League play, going 1-for-7 (.143) with a 3/1 BB/K ratio. He'll begin the season at Double-A, but as long as he keeps hitting, he should force his way onto the Twins roster at some point during the 2015 campaign.
Mar 15 - 4:36 PM

Miguel Sano homered off Gerrit Cole as the Twins and Pirates played to a 1-1 tie on Monday.

It was a bomb to center on a fastball. Sano, who missed last year after Tommy John surgery, has some of the best power in the minors. Trevor Plouffe's strong 2014 season makes third base less of an area of need for the Twins, but Sano will still be due a look in the second half of this year if he produces in Triple-A.
Mar 9 - 4:35 PM

Miguel Sano (elbow) registered a single, a walk, and a stolen base in the Twins' exhibition win over the University of Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Sano was forced to miss the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, but he's been a restriction-free participant in Twins camp this spring and put on a show Wednesday night with fellow top prospect Byron Buxton, who smacked two doubles against the Golden Gophers. "This is the team for the future in Minnesota," Sano told reporters after the 3-1 victory.
Mar 5 - 8:47 AM

Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) is expected to have a normal spring training.

Sano missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but he's now almost 12 months removed from the procedure and has been doing baseball activities all winter. "At this point there’s nothing he won’t be able to do," Twins minor league director Brad Steil said Thursday in camp. "He’s able to do everything in the workouts." The 21-year-old could make his MLB debut in late 2015 if everything goes right.
Feb 19 - 10:35 AM

Twins purchased the contract of 3B Miguel Sano from Double-A New Britain.

Sano is now protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 21-year-old sat out the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but he should continue his ascent through the Twins' farm system in 2015. He remains a highly-thought-of prospect.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan confirmed Friday that Miguel Sano will not play winter ball in the Dominican Republic this season.

The top prospect hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but the doctors do not want him to play. He has been doing baseball-related drills at the Twins extended spring training complex and is getting healthier by the day, but the Twins still want to take things cautiously with their prized young slugger.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that third base prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) has been "hitting balls a long way" during his rehab.

Sano has been doing all baseball-related drills since last month at extended spring training and things appear to be going well. Although he won't play in the Arizona Fall League as originally hoped, it's possible he could return to game action in the second half of the Dominican Winter League. "He’s hitting balls a long way [in rehab]," Ryan said. "He’s starting to get pretty healthy. We’re not going to let him play for awhile [because] the doctors don’t want him to have some collision where he might hurt that right arm. But he’s OK."
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) is swinging a bat and on a throwing program at extended spring training.

Sano, of course, underwent Tommy John surgery back in March. It sounds like his rehab has come along with no issues, and it's possible he could return to game action in the second half of the Dominican Winter League. The 21-year-old is expected to be fine for spring training.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) will not play in the Arizona Fall League.

There had been some thought that he could be ready for game action at that time as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. However, the Twins have decided against it and have also ruled him out for the first half of winter ball. It's possible he could play in some game during the second half of winter ball.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 07:35:00 PM

Miguel Sano underwent successful Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday.

Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure at his clinic in New York. Sano is unlikely to appear in any live games during the 2014 season, but the top prospect should be a factor in all standard fantasy leagues heading into 2015. Sano, 20, had a .992 OPS, 35 home runs, and 103 RBI in 123 games last year between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 01:00:00 PM

Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday in New York.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek. Sano's recovery time is projected to be eight months, which makes it unlikely that he appears in any live games during the 2014 season. It should be noted that Minnesota hasn't ruled out him DH'ing in minor league games late in the season. Sano should return to Ft. Myers on Friday, according to Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on March 12 in New York.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek. Sano's recovery time is projected to be eight months, which makes it unlikely that he appears in any live games during the 2014 season. The top hitting prospect will try to get back on track in 2015.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 12:58:00 PM

Miguel Sano's Tommy John surgery will occur in the next 10-14 days and be performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York.

He'll then need eight months of recovery time once the procedure is done, which wipes out his entire 2014 season. He'll be fully healthy and ready to go for the 2015 campaign where he'll look to regain his status as the top power hitting prospect in baseball.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 03:35:00 PM

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