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Miguel Sano | Third Baseman | #22

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.
Sano got in on the party with a two-run homer in the second inning and later tacked on an RBI walk in the sixth. After a bit of a slow start following his promotion in late July, the 25-year-old now has three homers in his last seven games. He's 9-for-28 in those seven games to raise his overall line to .226/.299/.438 through 54 games in what's been a mostly lost year. Perhaps he can salvage that with a good month and a half to close out 2018. Aug 17 - 12:48 AM

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Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer Tuesday to give the Twins some insurance in the eighth inning against the Pirates.

The homer increased Minnesota's lead from one run to three. It was Sano's second homer since returning from his six-week exile. He's batting .311 with six extra-base hits and seven walks in his last 13 games.
Aug 14 - 11:12 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Ehire Adrianza will fill in for Sano at third base.
Aug 10 - 3:58 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 and smacked a solo home run in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

This is a good example of what is right and what is wrong with Sano as a batter. When he makes contact great things happen, but he fails to make contact all too often. He went deep off closer Cody Allen to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning. He also cracked a double and struck out twice in the game. He has struck out in 44 percent of his at-bats this year and has a .217 batting average with eight homers and 31 RBI in 205 plate appearances.
Aug 9 - 1:29 AM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Twins beat the Royals 6-4 on Friday.

Sano went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in his first two games back in the majors, but he's 6-for-13 with three doubles, two walks and three strikeouts in four games since. He'll likely prove useful in mixed leagues eventually.
Aug 4 - 2:46 AM

Miguel Sano went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts Sunday in Boston.

Sano is now 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in two games since returning from the minors. The whiffs are nothing new, of course, and the third baseman should run into his fair share of home runs down the stretch. However, he continues to be a frustrating player for the Twins and for fantasy owners.
Jul 29 - 3:51 PM

Miguel Sano went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Red Sox in his first game since being recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

He hit well for a month after being demoted to the minors, but today looked just like the reason he was demoted in the first place. He has now struck out in 69 of his 152 at-bats this year, and that has led to a .197 batting average. He's got seven home runs and 27 RBI in his 38 games, which is good, but he's going to need to start putting wood on leather if he wants to stay in the majors. He can't be trusted in fantasy leagues until he shows some consistency, but he's capable of a home run binge at any given moment.
Jul 29 - 1:26 AM

Twins recalled Miguel Sano prior to Friday's game against the Red Sox.

He's replacing Eduardo Escobar on the roster. Sano batted just .203/.270/.405 with seven homers over 37 games to begin the year before being sent down to work on his swing and also his conditioning. He hit .309/.425/.468 with four homers over 28 games during his time in the minors. Sano is worth scooping back up in fantasy leagues in hopes that he can provide a boost of power down the stretch.
Jul 27 - 5:35 PM

Miguel Sano has been promoted to Triple-A Rochester.

Sano will test himself against advanced competition after hitting .328/.443/.453 with two homers, two doubles and 12 RBI in 19 games with High-A Fort Myers. The 25-year-old was demoted last month after batting just .203/.270/.405 with seven homers over 37 games to begin the year. The goal in sending him down wasn't just to get him back on track with the bat, but for him to get back in proper shape. Assuming he responds well to the move to Triple-A, he could still play a big role for the Twins and fantasy owners during the second half. This wouldn't be a bad time to stash him away.
Jul 20 - 7:31 PM

Miguel Sano will start at third base and bat third Monday in his first game since his demotion to High-A Fort Myers.

Sano was demoted last week after batting just .203/.270/.405 with seven homers over 37 games. The 25-year-old reported to spring training out of shape after offseason surgery on his leg and has regressed with his approach this season, so a reset could be the best thing for him. An exact timetable for his return will depend on how he responds.
Jun 18 - 2:22 PM

Twins optioned 3B Miguel Sano to High-A Fort Myers.

Sano set career-highs in home runs (28) and RBI (77) last season while earning his first All-Star nod, but hasn't shown much this year, batting a dismal .203 with 66 strikeouts in only 148 at-bats. He missed about a month with a hamstring injury and was dropped to seventh in the Twins' order prior to his demotion. Manager Paul Molitor felt Sano needed a reset and said the 25-year-old was amenable to spending time in the minors. Sano will have access to the team's spring training facility in Fort Myers, which is likely why the Twins sent him there rather than Triple-A. It could be a while before we see the power-hitting third baseman back in Minneapolis.
Jun 14 - 4:11 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a double during Saturday's loss to the Angels.

The corner infielder has been dropped in the batting order lately as he struggles through a slump. He's shown signs of picking up the pace the last couple of games. He has a .212/.278/.431 slash line with seven home runs and 26 RBI on the season.
Jun 9 - 9:22 PM

Miguel Sano, who didn't play Thursday, had an RBI double as the Twins' No. 7 hitter on Friday.

It's not really surprising that the Twins would be so quick to drop Sano in the order, but they've given others the benefit of the doubt after longer slumps. While Sano was 2-for-18 in his previous five games, he had six hits and nine RBI in the four games prior to that stretch. Overall, he's driven in 12 runs in his last 10 games.
Jun 8 - 11:41 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Sano has struggled mightily this month, collecting just two hits with nine strikeouts in 18 June at-bats. Eduardo Escobar will handle third base in his absence and bat second against Pale Hose right-hander James Shields.
Jun 7 - 10:45 AM

Miguel Sano is absent from the Twins' starting lineup on Saturday.

This appears to be nothing more than a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting third baseman. Ehire Adrianza will fill in at the hot corner and bat eighth for the Twins against Trevor Bauer and the Indians.
Jun 2 - 1:07 PM

Depth Charts

C1Mitch Garver
2Bobby Wilson
3Jason Castro
1B1Joe Mauer
2Tyler Austin
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Jake Cave
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Jake Odorizzi
4Kyle Gibson
5Adalberto Mejia
6Stephen Gonsalves
7Aaron Slegers
8Kohl Stewart
9Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Hildenberger
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor May
5Matt Magill
6Matt Belisle
7Gabriel Moya
8Oliver Drake
9Alan Busenitz