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Miguel Sano | Third Baseman | #22

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 262
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / MIN
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Twins general manager Thad Levine said Tuesday that the club is still mulling over surgery to address the stress reaction in Miguel Sano's right shin.
There's nothing to suggest that a decision is imminent, but the procedure would involve having a rod inserted. The rod would be permanent, but recovery time would be about eight weeks, so he would have plenty of time to get ready for spring training. We should get a better idea about Sano's status soon. Oct 10 - 1:41 PM

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Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday that he's hopeful Miguel Sano will be his primary third baseman in 2018.

Molitor admitted that having him play 150 games there might be aggressive, so it's probably fair to expect him to get some rest days out of the DH spot. The 24-year-old appeared in just three games after August 19 due to a stress reaction in his right shin, but surgery isn't expected at the moment. Sano was very productive when healthy this season, batting .264/.352/.507 with 28 homers and 77 RBI over 114 games.
Oct 10 - 1:23 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday that Miguel Sano is experiencing "persistent discomfort" in his left shin.

Sano had a bad day health-wise on Sunday, per Molitor, and then had trouble getting through indoor batting practice on Monday. That's why he has been left off the roster for Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium, and it sounds like the 24-year-old slugger might also be iffy for the ALDS if the Twins advance. Sano was diagnosed August 19 with a stress reaction in his shin.
Oct 3 - 5:51 PM

Miguel Sano (shin) is not on the Twins' roster for the AL Wild Card game against the Yankees on Tuesday.

It appeared Monday that the Twins were leaning in the direction in having Sano available off the bench, but they apparently had a change of heart. It's not like the Twins will be hurting for pitching options, so it's not a promising sign in regard to the stress reaction in his shin. The Twins will be able to change their roster if they advance to the ALDS, but his availability is now in question.
Oct 3 - 10:43 AM

According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, indications are that Miguel Sano (shin) will not be on the Twins' roster for Tuesday's AL Wild Card game against the Yankees.

This comes after Sano had an early exit from Sunday's game due to discomfort with the stress reaction in his shin. He hit indoors and received treatment on Monday, with Twins manager Paul Molitor indicating that he'd likely be available off the bench, but apparently they haven't seen the improvement they were hoping for. There should be an official announcement on his status soon.
Oct 3 - 10:31 AM

Miguel Sano (shin) hit indoors on Monday.

He also received more treatment for the stress reaction in his left shin. Sano was a surprise return from the disabled list this past Friday, but he's still not feeling 100 percent and is expected to serve in a pinch-hitting role only for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.
Oct 2 - 4:35 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said he's leaning towards putting Miguel Sano on the bench for Tuesday's Wild Card Game.

Sano will be on the roster, but probably won't start versus the Yankees. He's not fully recovered from the stress reaction in his shin, and he went just 1-for-8 this weekend after returning from a nearly six-week absence. Robbie Grossman seems the likely choice to DH for the Twins on Tuesday.
Oct 2 - 2:12 PM

Miguel Sano is still feeling discomfort with the stress reaction in his left shin.

Sano made his return to the active roster on Friday, but he was forced to exit Sunday's game after he felt something in his shin in his third at-bat. "I don’t think he feels great," said Twins manager Paul Molitor. "I know he’s still having discomfort." The Twins have until Tuesday morning to make a decision on Sano's status for the Wild Card game against the Yankees. At this point, the best-case scenario might be having him available off the bench. Sano has been bothered by the stress reaction in his shin dating back to August 19.
Oct 2 - 9:06 AM

Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 in his return to the starting lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Sano, who grounded out as a pinch-hitter Friday, was making his first start since injuring his shin on Aug. 19. His lone hit tonight was a groundball single in the first. He could be back in the DH spot tomorrow as he tries to prove he belongs in the lineup for the Wild Card game against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Sep 30 - 10:28 PM

Twins activated 3B Miguel Sano from the 10-day disabled list.

Sano missed the last 38 games with a stress reaction in his left shin, encountering multiple setbacks during his rehab before apparently making a breakthrough this week. He'll obviously have some rust to shake off but has the potential to be a difference-maker in next week's Wild Card Game and the ALDS should the Twins advance. Sano is not starting on Friday but is available off the bench.
Sep 29 - 3:41 PM

Darren Wolfson of KSTP in Minneapolis reports that Miguel Sano (shin) has told the Twins and those close to him that he's ready to return to the lineup.

The next step is the third baseman being cleared by the team's medical staff, which it sounds like could potentially occur later Friday. Getting Sano back in the fold would obviously be a big boost for the Twins, as he could potentially knock off some rust with a few at-bats this weekend before hopefully starting next week's American League Wild Card Game. Sano has been sidelined since mid-August due to a stress reaction in his left shin.
Sep 29 - 10:44 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Thursday morning that he hasn't fully ruled out Miguel Sano (shin) for next week's American League Wild Card Game.

Sano took 60 practice swings on Wednesday and is scheduled for a more intensive workout ahead of Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Indians. If all goes well, the 24-year-old slugger could begin playing simulated games over the weekend. "The window is pretty small to try to get him ready to face this caliber of pitching after not doing it for six weeks or so," Molitor cautioned. ""We’ve been following this story here for quite a while. There have been times when we’ve been more optimistic than others. He had a good day (Wednesday)." Sano has been sidelined since August 19 due to a stress reaction in his left shin.
Sep 28 - 12:13 PM

Miguel Sano (shin) took 60 practice swings on Wednesday.

Sano met with specialists on Wednesday morning and was cleared to resume swinging. That's an important first step, but there's still no timetable for the slugger's return to the active roster. As manager Paul Molitor acknowledged last week, there's a strong chance we won't see Sano before the end of the 2017 season -- no matter how far the Twins advance in the playoffs.
Sep 27 - 5:16 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor confirmed Tuesday that Miguel Sano (shin) is likely done for the remainder of the 2017 regular season.

Sano has been sidelined since August 19 with a stress reaction in his left shin and he still isn't running at 100 percent here on September 19. "We’re down to a dozen games," Molitor said Tuesday. "My biggest concern now is even if he gets to the point where we get him on the field in any capacity, how much of a challenge is it going to be for him to have any type of timing at all? With some of the pitching we have to face, that’s going to be hard to give away at-bats just to hope he’s got it." If the Twins are able to sneak into the postseason, the conversation will obviously change.
Sep 19 - 6:08 PM

Miguel Sano (shin) took swings off a tee for the second straight day on Saturday.

Sano estimates that he took 35 swings. It's nice to hear, but the young slugger hasn't been able to shake the swelling and pain in his shin and isn't yet running at 100 percent. Still, he's hoping to rejoin the Twins before the end of the season.
Sep 16 - 5:06 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Niko Goodrum
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11John Curtiss
12Trevor May
13Phil Hughes
14Buddy Boshers