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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
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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. Sep 24 - 9:50 PM

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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.
Sep 23 - 9:39 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.
Sep 22 - 6:59 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.
Sep 22 - 11:49 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.
Sep 21 - 6:36 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.
Sep 21 - 5:10 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.
Sep 20 - 4:49 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.
Sep 18 - 12:27 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.
Sep 15 - 11:47 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.
Sep 15 - 11:22 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.
Sep 14 - 4:40 PM

Miguel Sano (back) is out of the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Sano said he expects to miss a couple of days after leaving Monday's game with lower back tightness. Eduardo Escobar is at third base and Kurt Suzuki is at DH on Tuesday versus Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd.
Sep 13 - 4:09 PM

Miguel Sano (back) said after Monday's game that he expects to miss a couple of days.

Sano initially felt pain a few days ago, but he left Monday's game after symptoms worsened. The hope is that some time off will do the trick.
Sep 13 - 9:23 AM

Miguel Sano is day-to-day with right lower back tightness.

Sano was forced to make an early exit from Monday's game against the Tigers, but it doesn't sound like a major concern. He should be back in there soon.
Sep 12 - 9:35 PM

Miguel Sano left Monday's game against the Tigers for an undisclosed reason.

The exact reason for his exit isn't yet clear. Sano went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before exiting. Eduardo Escobar took over at third base while Jorge Polanco entered the game to play shortstop. The Twins should provide an update on his status soon.
Sep 12 - 9:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3James Beresford
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Eddie Rosario
2Byron Buxton
3Logan Schafer
4Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Tyler Duffey
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
11Pat Light
12Alex Wimmers
13Pat Dean
14Andrew Albers