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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
Contract: view contract details

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Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Sano's two-run single off R.A. Dickey in the fifth inning capped off a four-run frame and put the Twins ahead 5-2. They would lose that lead over the proceeding innings, ultimately falling by a 9-6 final score. For the season as a whole, Sano is slashing .244/.330/.466 with 20 homers and 53 RBI over 352 at-bats. Looks like he might have finally clawed his way out of a horrendous mid-August skid -- the 23-year-old outfielder has now recorded two-hit performances in three of his last four games. Aug 28 - 4:24 PM

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The slumping Miguel Sano doubled twice and scored twice Thursday against the Tigers.

Sano had been in a 1-for-23 skid while dealing with elbow troubles of late. He was on a tear earlier this month when threatened with a minor league demotion. If the elbow is sound, his bat should return to life soon, maybe right now.
Aug 25 - 4:50 PM

Miguel Sano (elbow) went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Sano's elbow kept him from playing for a few days while the Twins were in a National League park, but he's back in action now. The 23-year-old will work primarily as the Twins' designated hitter down the stretch.
Aug 19 - 8:15 AM

Miguel Sano (elbow) threw across the diamond from third on Tuesday.

Sano wasn't throwing with full intensity, though, and because the Twins and Braves are playing in a National League park, manager Paul Molitor can't simply slot Sano into the lineup at DH. The young third baseman will sit for the third consecutive game on Wednesday, but could potentially return to the lineup on Thursday to DH in the first game of a four-game set against the Royals.
Aug 17 - 5:57 PM

Miguel Sano (elbow) remains out of the Twins' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Sano is still dealing with elbow discomfort and the Twins don't have the option to DH him in this series at Turner Field. Trevor Plouffe is starting at third base.
Aug 17 - 3:58 PM

Miguel Sano (elbow) is out of the Twins' starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Sano is battling some elbow discomfort, though an MRI taken Monday morning showed no structural damage. Consider him day-to-day. Trevor Plouffe is at third base. There is no DH in the game at Atlanta's Turner Field.
Aug 16 - 3:55 PM

An MRI taken Monday morning on Miguel Sano's right elbow came back negative.

He also told reporters that the elbow feels much better. Sano has been limited to DH duties over the last week-plus and he sat out Sunday against the Royals, but the 23-year-old should resume playing third base this week. Sano is batting .250/.342/.491 with 20 home runs and 50 RBI in 84 games this season.
Aug 15 - 2:33 PM

Miguel Sano will undergo an MRI on his right elbow Monday.

Sano has dealt with some soreness recently that's left him unavailable to play third base. Worth noting is that he missed 2014 following Tommy John surgery, although there's been no indication to this point that the ailment might be a long-term situation. For what it's worth, Sano said the injury is "not serious." He's not playing Sunday.
Aug 14 - 11:45 AM

Miguel Sano slugged a solo homer and drew a walk Friday against the Royals.

Sano’s recent power surge continues. The young slugger has five homers in his last seven games and 20 round-trippers through 83 games overall. Strikeouts are still an issue for him, but you can’t really complain about his .253/.345/.497 batting line. He's still just 23 years old.
Aug 13 - 1:18 AM

Miguel Sano crushed a pair of home runs and drove in four in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Rays.

The biggest blow of the game came off Sano's bat, as his three-run homer in the third inning gave the Twins a lead they would hold for the remainder. Just for good measure, though, the 23-year-old also swatted a solo homer in the ninth. The Rays are probably happy the series has drawn to a close -- Sano homered on Friday, too, finishing up the three-game set with three total dingers. For the season as a whole, he is slashing .249/.344/.478 with 18 homers and 47 RBI across 297 at-bats. The AL Central had best look out in 2017 and beyond, because this party is just getting started.
Aug 7 - 5:53 PM

Miguel Sano slugged his 16th home run of the season, helping to lead the Twins to a 6-2 victory over the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday night.

His eighth-inning solo shot off Erasmo Ramirez increased the Twins' advantage to 4-2. Sano also singled twice in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-5. He's now hitting .246/.341/.460 with 16 homers and 43 RBI on the season.
Aug 5 - 10:50 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor hinted Thursday that Miguel Sano could be demoted to Triple-A Rochester when Trevor Plouffe (rib) returns from the disabled list.

Plouffe is due back Monday, by the way. Sano has been filling in at third base for Minnesota over the last four weeks, but he's slashing just .219/.265/.344 since the All-Star break and he's certainly not going to take Max Kepler's spot in right field. It's been a frustrating season all around for the Twins.
Aug 4 - 11:15 AM

Miguel Sano is not in Monday's lineup against the Indians.

Sano was held out of the lineup on Saturday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return on Monday. Now he's sitting again, with Jorge Polanco making the start at third.
Aug 1 - 4:53 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Manager Paul Molitor wants to give him a day to clear his head. "I see him trying to do a little too much," said Molitor. "We'll give him a chance to watch tonight." Danny Santana will handle third base with Sano getting a breather on Saturday.
Jul 30 - 5:25 PM

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

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Eddie Rosario
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Hector Santiago
4Pat Dean
5Andrew Albers
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
11Pat Light
12Alex Wimmers