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Miguel Sano | Outfielder | #22

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 262
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / MIN
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Miguel Sano went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
The two doubles gave Sano six on the season. He has also whacked a trio of home runs. The soon-to-be 23-year-old is working with a .258/.377/.427 triple-slash over his first 89 at-bats. We should have a better idea of how the youngster's season as a whole might unfold once he has a larger sample size under his belt. There is no denying his talent. May 1 - 6:03 PM

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Miguel Sano delivered a game-winning, walk-off single as the Twins defeated the Indians 6-5 on Tuesday.

Sano was hitless in three at-bats when he stepped up to the plate with two on and one out in the ninth. Against Indians closer Cody Allen -- and after an intentional walk to Joe Mauer to get to Sano -- the 22-year-old knocked a single to center to plate the winning run. More known for his prodigious power, Sano is hitting .243/.371/.392 with three homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored in the early going.
Apr 26 - 11:30 PM

Miguel Sano is starting at third base for the first time this season on Saturday against the Nationals.

Sano has played exclusively in right field thus far in 2016. If he can prove to be passable defensively at third base, it certainly helps the club's flexibility going forward and also does a lot to increase Sano's fantasy value.
Apr 23 - 11:05 AM

Miguel Sano blasted his third home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Twins to overcome the Nationals.

Sano's solo shot in the eighth inning pulled the Twins to within 8-4, but that would be as close as they'd get. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts and is now hitting .263/.391/.456 with three long balls and six RBI on the young season.
Apr 22 - 10:40 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-2 with a homer, two RBI and three walks as the Twins cruised past the Brewers 5-1 on Thursday.

It's the first time in Sano's young career that he's reached five times. It probably won't be the last time. Sano is 8-for-18 with two homers in his last five games, raising his average from .143 to .245.
Apr 21 - 5:17 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor hasn't ruled out moving Miguel Sano to third base.

The Twins shifted Sano to right field to accommodate DH Byung Ho Park this year, but so far the experiment has been a total flop. Sano has looked out of his element in right field and the added stress of learning a new position might be affecting his bat (.216 AVG in 51 at-bats). Moving Sano to third base with Trevor Plouffe (intercostal strain) sidelined might be a way to clear his head. Sano played third base in the minors and started nine games there in 2015.
Apr 21 - 3:40 PM

Miguel Sano finally hit his first homer Monday as the Twins beat the Brewers 7-4 in six innings.

The game was called due to rain after a long delay. Sano's homer off Chase Anderson in came in his 47th plate appearance of the season. Last year, he homered once every 18.6 plate appearances. Hopefully, this will get him going.
Apr 19 - 1:40 AM

Miguel Sano was ejected from Sunday's game against the Royals for arguing a called third strike with home plate umpire John Hirsschbeck.

While it was a questionable call, Sano has to be up there hacking at anything close with a pair of strikes on him. Perhaps his early season frustration at the dish (.158/.273/.158) played a role.
Apr 10 - 4:50 PM

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

Instead, Oswaldo Arcia will make his first start of the year in right field. Sano has gotten off to a slow start with just two hits in his first 13 at-bats (.154). He's struck out seven times in that span. Giving Sano a day off to clear his head isn't a bad idea. Despite an ugly first week, it shouldn't take long for the 22-year-old long to round into form.
Apr 9 - 5:00 PM

Miguel Sano was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk Friday against the Royals.

Sano was taken out of the game for defense in the eighth inning, with Danny Santana moving to right field and Eddie Rosario moving to left. Salvador Perez ultimately hit a game-tying triple after Rosario came up empty-handed on a diving attempt. The Twins got a rally going in the top of the ninth inning, but Rosario struck out to end the game in what would have been Sano’s spot in the order. It will be interesting to see how Paul Molitor continues to handle Sano late in games. The 22-year-old is off to a slow start thus far, with just two hits in 13 at-bats to go along with seven strikeouts. Sano hit .269 with 18 home runs and a .916 OPS last season, but he did so while striking out 35.5 percent of the time.
Apr 9 - 1:14 AM

Miguel Sano went 3-for-4 and delivered his second homer of the spring Tuesday as the Twins topped the Red Sox 6-2 in seven innings.

Though the season hasn't started yet, Sano is drawing some criticism for his play in right field. It seems highly unlikely that it will be his long-term spot. The Twins, though, need him there now, and they're not going to take his bat out of the lineup no matter how many balls he misplays. He's hitting .310 with a 1.034 OPS.
Mar 29 - 4:19 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk against the Marlins on Friday.

Sano is 5-for-14 with a homer, six walks, a HBP and six strikeouts. True to form, he's grounded out or flied out just three times in 21 plate appearances.
Mar 11 - 4:59 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday that Miguel Sano isn't expected to play third base at all this season.

Molitor said Sano won't play at third base even when Trevor Plouffe is getting a day off. The focus right now is on making Sano a full-time right fielder, and the Twins' coaches don't want any distractions during that process. The 24-year-old is listed at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, so there are real questions about his ability to make the transition without being a major liability defensively. We wouldn't rule out a return to third base at some point, but the outfield is the best way to fit him into the lineup right now.
Feb 24 - 12:23 PM

Miguel Sano has left the Dominican Winter League in order to focus on his conditioning and outfield work, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan.

Sano played in 15 games with Estrellas de Oriente while splitting time between third base and designated hitter, but he'll now turn his focus to his move to the outfield in 2016. "I appreciate him playing," said Ryan. "I kind of like the fact he's got some loyalty and got some at-bats. We have some things here we've got to accomplish for him making the transition from infield to outfield. However he thinks it's best for his interests, I'm in."
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday that the plan is for Miguel Sano to play right field in 2016.

Sano mostly served as the designated hitter during his rookie season, but the Twins plan to use the newly-signed Byung-ho Park there in 2016. There has been some speculation that the Twins would trade Trevor Plouffe to make room for Sano at third base, but Ryan said Wednesday that they have talked to the young slugger about playing the outfield and that he's on board with the plan. Byron Buxton is penciled in as the starting center fielder while Eddie Rosario will play left.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 01:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Fernando Abad
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7J.R. Graham
8Ryan O'Rourke