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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
Contract: view contract details

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Miguel Sano went 3-for-3 and hit his third homer Monday against the Pirates.
There were plenty of concerns about Sano coming off shin surgery, but he's tearing it up this spring, hitting .345/.441/.793 in 29 at-bats, and he hasn't appeared limited at third base. Still unclear is whether he'll be suspended after a sexual assault allegation, but strictly on a performance basis, he seems like a strong bet. Mar 19 - 4:54 PM

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Miguel Sano was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays with a bruised right knee.

Sano is listed as day-to-day. The 24-year-old infielder also suffered a stress reaction in his left shin in 2017 that required surgery, but assuming the knee issue isn't serious, he should be ready to go for Opening Day. He also could be facing a suspension related to a sexual assault accusation brought against him, however.
Mar 16 - 9:11 AM

Miguel Sano homered twiced in leading the Twins past the Rays 4-3 on Friday.

They were the first two homers of the spring for Sano, who sat out the first few days of the Grapefruit League season as he continued his recovery from shin surgery. Barring something unexpected, he should be ready to play third base regularly once the season starts. There is, however, the possibility of a suspension related to the sexual assault accusation against him.
Mar 9 - 4:51 PM

Miguel Sano went 0-for-2 in his spring debut Wednesday against the Rays.

It was kind of surprising that the Twins didn't want Sano at DH initially as they eased him back into action after shin surgery, but, as announced earlier this week, he was at third base today. It's more important that he be able to play the position regularly now that the club has signed Logan Morrison to DH.
Feb 28 - 3:43 PM

Miguel Sano (shin) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday.

That had been the plan, but there was some thought that Sano's debut might get pushed back a day or two after he missed Tuesday's workouts to meet with MLB investigators about a pending sexual assault case. Sano has been eased into action this spring after undergoing surgery on November 13 to address a stress reaction in his left shin. He's a high-risk, high-reward fantasy commodity for the 2018 season with a possible suspension coming and concerns still lingering about his weight.
Feb 27 - 9:18 PM

Miguel Sano spoke to MLB investigators Tuesday about the sexual assault claim against him.

Minneapolis-based photographer Betsy Bissen accused Sano in December of attempting to kiss her and forcibly pull her into a bathroom after an autograph appearance at a Minnesota mall back in 2015. Sano has denied the accusation, but could still face a suspension under MLB's domestic violence policy. The third baseman is tentatively scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday, though his absence from workouts Tuesday may affect that plan. Sano underwent surgery to repair a stress reaction in his left shin on November 13.
Feb 27 - 6:12 PM

Miguel Sano (leg) is slated to make his spring debut at third base on Wednesday.

Sano is a little behind schedule this spring after having surgery last November to repair a stress reaction in his left leg, but he's on track for game action this week. The Twins' third baseman is still awaiting word on MLB's investigation into a sexual assault claim against him.
Feb 25 - 4:04 PM

Twins GM Thad Levine noted this week that Miguel Sano brought a "generous carriage" into spring training.

In other not-as-kind words, the 24-year-old slugger put on extra weight this winter while mostly incapacitated due to a lingering stress reaction in his left shin. The injury led to Sano missing a number of weeks down the stretch last season along with the Twins' big American League Wild Card Game matchup against the Yankees. There were already concerns about Sano's conditioning level in 2017 and he is still awaiting word on MLB's investigation into a sexual assault claim against him. He may be facing a suspension to open the 2018 regular season. Perhaps he could use that time off to get in better shape.
Feb 21 - 3:26 PM

Miguel Sano (shin) is expected to report to Twins' camp on time.

Sano is currently working out in the Dominican Republic in preparation to join his teammates. He'll be limited in the early days of camp coming off surgery to repair a stress reaction in his left leg, but the expectation is that he should be on track for the start of the season. Of course, he's under investigation by MLB for a sexual assault claim, so it's possible he could be facing a suspension.
Feb 13 - 1:44 PM

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said in an interview on Treasure Island Baseball Network this week that the team is "very happy" with how Miguel Sano's (leg) rehab has gone.

Sano had surgery in November to repair a stress reaction in his left leg, an injury that limited him to just three games over the final six weeks of the season. However, it sounds like Sano will be at least close to a full participant at the outset of spring training. "He continues to get his conditioning up now that he's fully active and moving around," Falvey said. "We feel very happy about the work that he's doing to put himself in a position to be ready to go." While the news appears to be good from a health perspective with Sano, he's still under investigation by MLB into sexual assault claims made against him, so he could be facing a possible suspension.
Feb 9 - 2:15 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press confirms Major League Baseball has launched an investigation into sexual assault claims against Miguel Sano.

Minnesota-based photographer Betsy Bissen shared a post on social media last month detailing an incident during an autograph signing at a mall in 2015, during which Sano allegedly grabbed Bissen by the arm and tried to pull her into a private hallway. An MLB spokesman told Berardino that the league began its "review of the matter immediately upon learning of the allegations." Twins GM Thad Levine said Thursday on MLB Network Radio that the team is "going to let that process unfold" and expects to "hear from Major League Baseball ideally before spring training so we have a full understanding."
Jan 11 - 1:50 PM

Miguel Sano has been accused of sexual assault by a Minnesota-based photographer.

The photographer, Betsy Bissen, shared a post on social media Thursday morning detailing a troubling incident with Sano during an autograph signing at a mall in 2015. Bissen says Sano recognized her from some of the games she covered at Target Field and flirted with her without reciprocation over the course of the event before attempting to pull her into a private hallway after the signing had concluded. Sano also allegedly tried to kiss the woman "more than once." Bissen's full post can be found at the link below. Here is a statement issued by the Twins: "Today the Minnesota Twins were made aware of allegations involving Miguel Sano at an offsite appearance during the 2015 season. The Twins, along with Major League Baseball, take these allegations very seriously. Until more information is gathered, the Twins will have no further comment."
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor believes it's a stretch to believe that Miguel Sano (leg) can play 150 games at third base in 2018.

Rhett Bollinger of says the Twins are "heartened" with the progress Sano has made since having a titanium rod inserted into his shin. But he's still expected to be rotated in at designated hitter next year along with Joe Mauer, Eduardo Escobar, Kennys Vargas, and Robbie Grossman. That should help keep Sano fresh for the duration.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Miguel Sano (leg) has begun rehabbing at the Twins' spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida.

Sano underwent surgery in early November to repair a stress reaction in his left shin. There was no recovery timetable given at the time and there hasn't been a whole lot of clarity since, but it sounds like the young slugger could be ready for the beginning of the 2018 season. Sano batted .264/.352/.507 with 28 home runs and 77 RBI over 114 games in 2017.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:24:00 PM

Miguel Sano underwent successful surgery on his left leg Monday.

Sano battled a stress reaction in his left shin down the stretch this past season, as he played just three games over the final six weeks. The Twins didn't reveal a rehab timetable for the third baseman, only saying he's "currently resting before focusing on his rehab program." More should hopefully be known about Sano's status in the coming weeks.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 02:39:00 PM

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