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Miguel Sano | Third Baseman | #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-3 and hit a two-run blast in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
He took Mike Bolsinger deep in the third inning for his first longball of the spring. He will play third base and bat cleanup for the Twins this year. He had a .236 batting average with 25 home runs and 66 RBI last year in 116 games. Still just 23 years old, his best is yet to come. Mar 4 - 4:42 PM

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Miguel Sano struck out all three times he was up Friday against the Phillies.

Sano is 1-for-10 with seven strikeouts this far. Four games isn't really any sort of concern yet, but a little more contact would be nice.
Mar 3 - 5:34 PM

Kyle Thousand, the agent for Miguel Sano, said Saturday that his client will not be playing winter ball.

Sano plans to workout the entire offseason and has his sights set on playing in the World Baseball Classic. He's expected to open the 2017 season as the Twins' starting third baseman, despite his poor defense at the position in 2016.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that no decision has been made on whether Miguel Sano will be cleared to play in the Dominican Winter League or in the World Baseball Classic.

Sano briefly played winter ball last offseason, but there's no set plan this winter. This will be an important spring for Sano, who began this season in the outfield before making the move back to third. The Twins appear committed to using him at the hot corner, so he could be better off in major league camp as opposed to leaving to play in the World Baseball Classic. "We have every expectation Miguel … has a chance to be a good third baseman and work at it," said Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey. "We’re excited to get the chance to talk to him and get to know him, put a good winter plan in place for him so he can be ready to hit the ground running once we get to Fort Myers."
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 07:18:00 PM

Miguel Sano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

The fourth inning blast provided the winning margin in a game in which the Twins prevailed despite generating only three hits all night. Sano has been nursing a back injury in recent weeks but seemed fine tonight. He is now batting .240 with 24 home runs and 61 RBI. The 23-year-old's .797 OPS pales in comparison to the .916 OPS he put up as a rookie last year.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 09:50:00 PM

Miguel Sano said Thursday that he plans to lose 20 pounds over the offseason.

Sano said the same thing heading into last offseason but wound up shedding only a few pounds prior to spring training. La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes that teammates "have had to stay on (Sano) about getting in his workouts" during the season. The 23-year-old does seem more committed to getting into better shape now after a disappointing season that's seen him bat just .236/.322/.459 while battling injuries. "My plans for next year are to work harder during the offseason, try to lose weight and come back next year and play the whole season at third base," Sano said.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:39:00 AM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins starting lineup for the second game of Thursday/s doubleheader against the Tigers.

Sano returned to the lineup for the day game after sitting out since last Monday due to soreness in his lower back. He should return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mariners.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 06:59:00 PM

Miguel Sano (back) is in the Twins' starting lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader.

It's the first start for Sano since last Monday. He is at third base and batting cleanup against Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Game 2 of the split doubleheader at Target Field is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:49:00 AM

Miguel Sano (back) could be available to pinch-hit against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Sano is being held out of the lineup on Wednesday, but it appears he is very close to a return. He could possibly be back in action on a full-time basis on Thursday as the Twins wrap up their current four-game series with the Motor City Kitties.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 06:36:00 PM

Miguel Sano (back) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Sano's been dealing with a sore lower right back since September 12. While he has gone through an MRI which revealed no structural damage or evidence of an injury that might keep him out long-term, the Twins are playing it safe with their 23-year-old slugger. Joe Mauer is DHing in his place against the Tigers on Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Miguel Sano (back) remains out of the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Tigers.

Sano hasn't played since September 12 due to a lingering back injury, though an MRI came back relatively clean over the weekend and he is apparently aiming to return to action around the middle of this week. Kurt Suzuki is at DH for the Twins on Tuesday night.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:49:00 PM

Miguel Sano (back) is hoping to rejoin the Twins' lineup by midweek after an MRI came back relatively clean.

"There was a little sign of an old injury that they are not concerned about," manager Paul Molitor said. Sano is aiming to take batting practice on Tuesday and could be cleared to return to the lineup if it goes well. He's been out since last Monday with a sore lower right back.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:27:00 PM

Miguel Sano is returning to the Twin Cities to have his injured back examined.

Sano is missing a third straight game Thursday in Detroit due to this lingering lower back discomfort and will not immediately accompany the Twins to New York, where they have a weekend series against the Mets. It's not clear when he might return. Eduardo Escobar is at third base, Joe Mauer is at DH, and Kennys Vargas is starting at first base on Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Miguel Sano (back) remains out Thursday.

Sano has been sidelined since leaving Monday's series opener with lower back tightness. He told reporters Thursday morning that the situation is still "not good." Joe Mauer is at DH and Kennys Vargas will start at first base Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Miguel Sano (back) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

Sano was forced out of Monday's game with lower back tightness and did not play on Tuesday. He is being sat once more on Wednesday, but this doesn't sound like a major injury and he figures to return to action in the next few days barring a setback. For Wednesday's game, Robbie Grossman is serving as the Twins' designated hitter.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:40:00 PM

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3Chris Gimenez
4Dan Rohlfing
5Eddy Rodriguez
1B1Joe Mauer
2Matt Hague
3Ben Paulsen
2B1Brian Dozier
2Tommy Field
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
4Benji Gonzalez
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Robbie Grossman
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CF1Byron Buxton
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3J.B. Shuck
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Kennys Vargas
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