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Miguel Sano | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 236
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that third base prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) has been "hitting balls a long way" during his rehab.
Sano has been doing all baseball-related drills since last month at extended spring training and things appear to be going well. Although he won't play in the Arizona Fall League as originally hoped, it's possible he could return to game action in the second half of the Dominican Winter League. "He’s hitting balls a long way [in rehab]," Ryan said. "He’s starting to get pretty healthy. We’re not going to let him play for awhile [because] the doctors don’t want him to have some collision where he might hurt that right arm. But he’s OK." Sep 24 - 9:45 AM

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Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) is swinging a bat and on a throwing program at extended spring training.

Sano, of course, underwent Tommy John surgery back in March. It sounds like his rehab has come along with no issues, and it's possible he could return to game action in the second half of the Dominican Winter League. The 21-year-old is expected to be fine for spring training.
Aug 18 - 8:03 PM

Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano (elbow) will not play in the Arizona Fall League.

There had been some thought that he could be ready for game action at that time as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. However, the Twins have decided against it and have also ruled him out for the first half of winter ball. It's possible he could play in some game during the second half of winter ball.
Jul 8 - 7:35 PM

Miguel Sano underwent successful Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday.

Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure at his clinic in New York. Sano is unlikely to appear in any live games during the 2014 season, but the top prospect should be a factor in all standard fantasy leagues heading into 2015. Sano, 20, had a .992 OPS, 35 home runs, and 103 RBI in 123 games last year between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain.
Mar 13 - 1:00 PM

Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday in New York.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek. Sano's recovery time is projected to be eight months, which makes it unlikely that he appears in any live games during the 2014 season. It should be noted that Minnesota hasn't ruled out him DH'ing in minor league games late in the season. Sano should return to Ft. Myers on Friday, according to Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony.
Mar 12 - 1:06 PM

Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on March 12 in New York.

The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek. Sano's recovery time is projected to be eight months, which makes it unlikely that he appears in any live games during the 2014 season. The top hitting prospect will try to get back on track in 2015.
Mar 4 - 12:58 PM

Miguel Sano's Tommy John surgery will occur in the next 10-14 days and be performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York.

He'll then need eight months of recovery time once the procedure is done, which wipes out his entire 2014 season. He'll be fully healthy and ready to go for the 2015 campaign where he'll look to regain his status as the top power hitting prospect in baseball.
Mar 1 - 3:35 PM

Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports that Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery.

The expected recovery time for Sano is 8 months, and he will miss the entire 2014 season. The top prospect has been battling elbow trouble since straining his UCL in winter ball. The Twins tried to avoid surgery in the hope that rest and rehab would rectify the issue, but it simply wasn't to be.
Mar 1 - 8:57 AM

Miguel Sano's agent, Rob Plummer, said Friday that he has a feeling his client's elbow injury is "more than nothing."

Sano called Plummer early Friday morning and asked if he should have Tommy John surgery, which was when the agent knew it could be something serious. "If this was nothing, Miguel wouldn’t have asked me that," Plummer said. "I have a feeling this is more than nothing. We have to wait for the MRI to be read, but it feels like this is more than nothing." Sano has been nursing a strained UCL since winter ball and aggravated it on a throw Thursday. Tommy John surgery would knock the top prospect out for the season.
Feb 28 - 5:03 PM

Miguel Sano will be examined Friday after feeling renewed soreness in his right elbow.

Sano has dealt with a strained ulnar collateral ligament since winter ball, and he had to be pulled from Thursday's intrasquad game after feeling something on a throw from third base. The Twins don't think the soreness is serious, but Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony indicated that Tommy John surgery might be inevitable at some point, saying the club "may have to make a decision sooner than later." More will obviously be known after Friday's exam.
Feb 28 - 12:55 PM

Miguel Sano said he will hit 45 home runs in 2014.

Sano was asked about his homer total jumping from 20 in 2011 to 28 in 2012 to 35 last year. "I hit 45 this year," he responded. "More games. Maybe 55, you never know." Sano's 2014 goal is to develop a better strike zone grasp and become a more patient hitter. "Hundred and 20," Sano said, predicting his 2014 walk total this time. "Maybe 150." One of baseball's top prospects said he has "a fairly [large] amount of expectation to make the team" out of the spring. We think the 20-year-old Dominican slugger will start the season in the minors.
Jan 27 - 8:30 AM

Miguel Sano underwent a physical and said his elbow is fine, according to LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Sano was playing in the Dominican Winter League in November when the Twins shut him down due to a strained ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. The team feared he might need to undergo Tommy John surgery, a procedure that would have ended his 2014 season before it started and would have set back the development of the 20-year-old top prospect. That seems less likely now, and Sano recently said he wants to arrive in Minnesota this season. He's got the talent to make that a reality, but it'll likely be a midseason promotion if he does get the call.
Jan 25 - 4:10 PM

Twins prospect Miguel Sano confidently declared that his elbow injury won't require Tommy John surgery, and that he wants to play in the big leagues during the 2014 season.

The 20-year-old slugger has every intention to fight for a roster spot during spring training and show the Twins brass that he's ready to play at the highest level. He has recently reported significant improvement in his ailing elbow, and has begun playing catch from 90 feet a few times a week. It's unlikely he would arrive in Minnesota before the Super-2 deadline, but as long as he's healthy he should make good on his goal to arrive in 2014.
Jan 24 - 9:28 PM

The Twins have invited third base prospect Miguel Sano to the major league side of spring training.

It's a normal thing for top prospects in any organization to work out with the big league club. Sano projects to make his MLB debut at some point in 2014 after tallying 35 home runs and 103 RBI in 123 games last year between High-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain. Though he was diagnosed recently with a strained UCL in his right elbow and there's some concern that he might need Tommy John surgery.
Jan 9 - 12:11 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that while the club doesn't think Miguel Sano (elbow) will require Tommy John surgery, it hasn't been ruled out.

"That would be our hope," Ryan said of Sano avoiding surgery. "Right now we don't think it is (going to require surgery), but I can't tell you for sure until we crank him up a little more." An exam last month showed that the strained UCL in Sano's right elbow was coming along well, but he'll undergo another exam soon. Sano has a shot to make his MLB debut in 2014, but an operation on his elbow would threaten those chances.
Jan 7 - 8:04 PM

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