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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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Twins general manager Thad Levine said Tuesday that Miguel Sano could play winter ball.
We should know more after Sano is examined by team doctors next Monday. The 25-year-old appeared in just one game after September 4 due to a left knee injury and is still in recovery mode. Whether he ends up playing winter ball depends on how he progresses over the next month or so. Sano is coming off a disappointing 2018 season where he batted just .199/.281/.398 with 13 homers over 71 games. He wasn't much better after returning from his demotion, so he has a lot to prove going into 2019. Oct 9 - 2:26 PM

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Miguel Sano won't face criminal charges for an accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday which left a police officer with a broken leg.

Sano was with his wife leaving a nightclub when he was questioned by police because his vehicle did not have a license plate and he didn't have his driver's license on him. After the conversation, Sano began to back up his pickup truck without realizing that the police officer had not moved his motorcycle from behind him. Sano was detained by police for several hours after the accident before agreeing to return Monday for a traffic citation, but the officer "declared that the accident was not intentional." There was obviously reason for concern after the initial reports, but it doesn't appear to be nearly as serious as feared.
Oct 8 - 12:13 PM

Miguel Sano was detained by police in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday after being involved in a traffic incident.

According to reports, Sano was asked to stop at a police checkpoint, but instead drove through and injured a police officer. The Twins released an official statement regarding the incident, saying "We have been made aware of the situation involving Miguel Sano in the Dominican Republic. We are still gathering facts at this point." It's unlikely that the incident will result in disciplinary action from the MLB, but it's another strike against the 25-year-old third baseman who has had personal issues in the past. He also struggled at the dish in 2018, hitting just .199/.281/.398 with 115 strikeouts in 299 plate appearances.
Source: USA Today
Oct 7 - 5:25 PM

Miguel Sano (knee) could return to action at some point this week.

Sano has appeared in just one game since September 4 due to a left knee injury and went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in that game. This has been a hugely disappointing 2018 campaign for the 25-year-old third baseman, who currently holds a .199/.281/.398 batting line.
Sep 25 - 5:15 PM

An MRI of Miguel Sano's left knee showed no new damage.

"Little bit of a puzzle we haven’t been able to solve yet," Twins manager Paul Molitor said of Sano's ailing knee, which has cost him most of this month. With a week left and no answers, it's hard to see the Twins running him back out there and risking further injury when they've got nothing left to play for. We'll likely next see Sano in 2019.
Sep 22 - 7:07 PM

Miguel Sano returned to Minnesota to undergo additional testing on his injured left leg.

Sano will miss the entire weekend series against the Athletics in Oakland, and his status for the final week of the season looks to be in doubt. If you've held onto him in redraft leagues, it's probably safe you cut bait now.
Sep 21 - 7:24 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

Sano went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Tuesday in his first game since injuring his left knee back on September 4. Ehire Adrianza is at third base and batting seventh Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers. Joe Mauer will also take a breather for this one, with Tyler Austin getting the nod at first base.
Sep 19 - 11:25 AM

Miguel Sano struck out all four times up in his return to Minnesota's lineup on Tuesday.

Sano missed two weeks because of a left knee injury. Under other circumstances, he would have been playing his first of one or two rehab games in the minors tonight. However, since it's September, there wasn't much to do besides put him back into the major league lineup.
Sep 18 - 11:13 PM

Miguel Sano (knee) is back in the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers.

Sano will start at third base and hit seventh after missing two weeks of action with a left knee injury. The 25-year-old owns a disappointing .202/.285/.405 batting line with 13 home runs and 41 RBI in 70 games this season.
Sep 18 - 4:11 PM

Miguel Sano (knee) is available off the bench Monday and could return to the Twins' lineup Tuesday.

Sano hasn't played since suffering a left knee injury two weeks ago but has apparently experienced improvement. The Twins have been using the offensively-challenged Ehire Adrianza at third base in Sano's absence.
Sep 17 - 4:46 PM

Miguel Sano (knee) is out of the Twins' starting lineup again on Tuesday.

Sano has now been out for a full week with a left knee injury and it's unclear when he might return. Ehire Adrianza will start at third base and bat eighth Tuesday night against the Yankees and right-hander Sonny Gray.
Sep 11 - 4:42 PM

Miguel Sano (knee) remained out of the Twins' lineup Monday.

He hasn't played since suffering a left knee injury last Tuesday and there's been no indication that a return is imminent. Gregorio Petit is filling in for Sano at third base.
Sep 10 - 4:58 PM

Miguel Sano (knee) remained out of the Twins' lineup Sunday.

An MRI on Sano's left knee came back clean, but he'll miss a fourth straight start. Manager Paul Molitor said Sunday that he's "hopeful" the soreness in Sano's knee will gradually decrease. It doesn't sound like he'll be playing anytime soon. Ehire Adrianza will fill in at third base again.
Sep 9 - 11:03 AM

An MRI on Miguel Sano's left knee showed no structural damage, Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday.

Sano might take some swings this weekend, Molitor said, so even though he's still sidelined with some left leg issues it doesn't sound like it's anything overly serious. He suffered the injury on a slide Tuesday.
Sep 8 - 4:23 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that there are a "few more tests" planned for Miguel Sano's ailing left knee.

Sano had been diagnosed with a lower left leg bruise, which he suffered on a slide Tuesday. However, it appears that the Twins are still trying to gain more clarity on the injury. Ehire Adrianza will fill in at third base again Friday.
Sep 7 - 5:02 PM

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