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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
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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

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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 MLB.com 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

Miguel Sano will undergo surgery on his left leg on November 13.

The procedure will be conducted at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Sano was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left shin on August 19 and might have made the situation worse when he returned from the disabled list for the Twins' final three regular-season games. He was held off the roster for the American League Wild Card Game against the Yankees. It's unclear whether the young slugger will be ready for the start of the 2018 campaign.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:31:00 PM

Twins general manager Thad Levine said Tuesday that the club is still mulling over surgery to address the stress reaction in Miguel Sano's left shin.

There's nothing to suggest that a decision is imminent, but the procedure would involve having a rod inserted. The rod would be permanent, but recovery time would be about eight weeks, so he would have plenty of time to get ready for spring training. We should get a better idea about Sano's status soon.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 01:41:00 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday that he's hopeful Miguel Sano will be his primary third baseman in 2018.

Molitor admitted that having him play 150 games there might be aggressive, so it's probably fair to expect him to get some rest days out of the DH spot. The 24-year-old appeared in just three games after August 19 due to a stress reaction in his left shin, but surgery isn't expected at the moment. Sano was very productive when healthy this season, batting .264/.352/.507 with 28 homers and 77 RBI over 114 games.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 01:23:00 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday that Miguel Sano is experiencing "persistent discomfort" in his left shin.

Sano had a bad day health-wise on Sunday, per Molitor, and then had trouble getting through indoor batting practice on Monday. That's why he has been left off the roster for Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium, and it sounds like the 24-year-old slugger might also be iffy for the ALDS if the Twins advance. Sano was diagnosed August 19 with a stress reaction in his shin.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Miguel Sano (shin) is not on the Twins' roster for the AL Wild Card game against the Yankees on Tuesday.

It appeared Monday that the Twins were leaning in the direction in having Sano available off the bench, but they apparently had a change of heart. It's not like the Twins will be hurting for pitching options, so it's not a promising sign in regard to the stress reaction in his shin. The Twins will be able to change their roster if they advance to the ALDS, but his availability is now in question.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 10:43:00 AM

According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, indications are that Miguel Sano (shin) will not be on the Twins' roster for Tuesday's AL Wild Card game against the Yankees.

This comes after Sano had an early exit from Sunday's game due to discomfort with the stress reaction in his shin. He hit indoors and received treatment on Monday, with Twins manager Paul Molitor indicating that he'd likely be available off the bench, but apparently they haven't seen the improvement they were hoping for. There should be an official announcement on his status soon.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Miguel Sano (shin) hit indoors on Monday.

He also received more treatment for the stress reaction in his left shin. Sano was a surprise return from the disabled list this past Friday, but he's still not feeling 100 percent and is expected to serve in a pinch-hitting role only for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
2Chris Heisey
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Jake Odorizzi
4Kyle Gibson
5Adalberto Mejia
6Anibal Sanchez
7Trevor May
8Phil Hughes
9Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Tyler Duffey
8Alan Busenitz
9Gabriel Moya
10John Curtiss
11Tyler Kinley