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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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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

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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

Miguel Sano (hamstring) underwent an MRI.

He strained his hamstring beating out a ground-ball on Tuesday night and was placed on the disabled list a day later. Sano said he plans to return as soon as he's eligible in 15 days but that will probably depend on his MRI results. The 23-year-old leads the Twins with 11 home runs and 27 RBI this year.
Jun 2 - 5:53 PM

Twins placed OF Miguel Sano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Sano suffered the injury Tuesday while hustling down the first base line to beat out a potential double play. That hustle allowed a run to score, though the Twins ultimately took their 36th loss of the season. Sano said after the game that he expects to return from the disabled list as soon as his 15 days are up. Max Kepler has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester to provide outfield depth.
Jun 1 - 9:10 AM

Miguel Sano has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain.

And a 15-day disabled list move is probably coming Wednesday. Sano suffered the injury Tuesday night against the A's while hustling down the first base line to beat out a potential double play. Sano got credited with an RBI on that play, with Eduardo Nunez scoring from third. Oswaldo Arcia replaced Sano at first base and then in right field.
May 31 - 11:15 PM

Miguel Sano left Tuesday's game against the Athletics with an apparent hamstring injury.

Sano pulled up lame after beating out a potential double play in the top of the third inning. His hustle allowed a run to score, but the big right fielder may have to pay for it with an extended absence. There should be an update from the Twins on Wednesday morning.
May 31 - 11:07 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. The Twins have Robbie Grossman in left field and Oswaldo Arcia in right.
May 22 - 11:14 AM

Miguel Sano had an RBI single and a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

The Twins somehow managed to come back to tie the game after the Tigers' eight-run first inning but eventually gave back the lead late. Sano's solo shot off of Jordan Zimmermann was his sixth of the season, and he's now up to 17 RBI. Three of the dingers have come over his last five games.
May 16 - 10:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
2Max Kepler
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
6Pat Dean
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Kevin Jepsen
5Trevor May
6Ryan Pressly
7Michael Tonkin
8Buddy Boshers
9Taylor Rogers
10Zack Jones
11Neil Ramirez