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72 Miguel Sano 3B
Height/Weight: 6-3/245 | Birthdate: 5/11/1993 | Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: Oklahoma State | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 20/0 | Average Draft Position: 224.95
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Miguel Sano starting to take batting practice


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Twins prospect Miguel Sano has been able to progress to batting practice in recent days according to the Star-Tribune, as he continues to work his way back from elbow surgery.

Sano is expected to remain at the team's spring training complex through the month of November while rehabbing, before being cleared to play in winter league games in the Dominican Republic. Sano underwent Tommy John surgery in March, and is expected to be fully healthy by the start of next season. 


Miguel Sano on a throwing program


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Twins infielder Miguel Sano has been able to swing a bat and take part in a throwing program, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.

Sano has misssed nearly the entire season due to Tommy John surgery. He's considered one of the team's best prospects. 


Miguel Sano to resume throwing Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Twins infielder Miguel Sano will resume light throwing Tuesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Sano is less than four months removed from Tommy John surgery, but he was cleared to throw by the doctor who performed his surgery in March. He'll need another month before potentially receiving clearance to resume swinging a bat. If his recovery goes well, he could participate in the Dominican Winter League early in its season.


Miguel Sano could begin throwing in early July


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano might be cleared to begin a throwing program in the next few weeks, as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

According to MLB.com, Sano will have his three-month checkup July 7, after which he might be cleared to begin light throwing. He will still have more rehabilitation ahead of him before he can return to game action, but the team remains hopeful he can begin hitting minor-league games in August. 


Miguel Sano won't be able to swing bat for five months


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Thursday third baseman Miguel Sano (elbow) is expected to need five months of rehab before he can start swinging a bat, per MLB.com. Sano is recovering after undergoing successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

Miguel Sano undergoes successful Tommy John surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Twins infield prospect Miguel Sano underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports.

Sano completely tore the UCL in his right elbow while attempting to throw to first base in late February. He'll begin rehab soon in preparation for the 2015 season.


Twins make several roster moves Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Twins made a slew of roster moves Sunday. The team announced pitchers Logan Darnell, Edgar IbarraBrooks Raley and Trevor May were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. 

The Twins also announced first baseman Kennys Vargas was optioned to Double-A New Britain, while infielder Jorge Polanco  and outfielder Max Kepler  were optioned to Class A Ft. Myers.

The Twins also reassigned pitchers Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino, catchers Kyle KnudsonMatt Koch  and Stuart Turner, outfielders Byron Buxton  and Chris Rahl  and infielder Miguel Sano to minor-league camp.


Miguel Sano to have Tommy John surgery March 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery March 12, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Sano had been dealing with elbow soreness throughout camp, and it was determined he needed surgery. Sano will likely miss the rest of the season due to the surgery, but there's a chance the team will utilize him as a designated hitter toward the end of the year. They have not ruled out allowing Sano to play winter ball if he can come back on schedule.


Twins open to Miguel Sano returning this season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) The Twins are open to third baseman Miguel Sano returning this season, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Sano would likely serve as the designated hitter in the minors. He's scheduled to have Tommy John surgery after running into throwing issues during camp. The club is also open to Sano playing in the winter leagues or the Arizona Fall League. Sano was expected to make his major-league debut this season.


Miguel Sano destined for Tommy John surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) The Twins have announced that third baseman and premier prospect Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery and be lost for the season. That was the result of his diagnosis from a recent elbow exam.

Sano, who was pegged as the No. 6 prospect in baseball by Baseball America, slugged 35 home runs at the Double-A and Triple-A levels a year ago. He was likely destined for Triple-A this season, but the surgery will certainly push back his progress.


Miguel Sano to have elbow examined


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will have his elbow examined, according to MLB.com.

Sano felt some soreness after making a throw during drills Thursday. He's planning to be checked out Friday, and the team will have more information on the injury soon. Sano was expected to make his major-league debut this season. 


Manager says Miguel Sano is 'fine'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said third baseman Miguel Sano is "fine," according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Sano has been dealing with an elbow injury he suffered during winter league. He's been throwing every other day in camp, and appears to be close to 100 percent. Sano will likely begin the season in the minors, but could debut with season.


Miguel Sano throwing every other day


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is throwing every other day, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Sano hurt his elbow during winter league, but is considered good to go. While Sano will compete for a spot on the 25-man roster, it's more likely he starts the year in the minors and transitions to the big leagues at some point during the year. Sano is considered one of the best prospects in baseball, according to Baseball America.


Miguel Sano expects to be ready for first full-squad workout


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano, who injured his elbow in the offseason, threw from 150 feet Monday, according to the Pioneer Press. Sano expects to be ready for the team's first full-squad workout Saturday.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said there are no restrictions on Sano at this point.


Miguel Sano appears past elbow injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) There has been speculation Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano might need Tommy John surgery after hurting his elbow in the Dominican Winter League. However, Twins general manager Terry Ryan seemed to put those concerns to bed Sunday, according to the Pioneer Press.

"He's fine. Elbow seems OK," Ryan said. "Still haven't ramped him up yet. Right now, he's ready to go."


Twins leaving door open for Miguel Sano to make roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) While Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano hasn't played above Double-A, general manager Terry Ryan told MLB Network Radio Tuesday it's possible the highly touted prospect breaks camp with the major-league club. Sano is batting .279 with a .373 on-base percentage, .567 slugging percentage and .940 OPS through 379 minor-league games.

"I don't think it's unreasonable to say if he has a very good spring, he could make the club," Ryan said.


Elbow surgery still a possibility for Miguel Sano


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano still could undergo Tommy John surgery, general manager Terry Ryan said, according to the Pioneer Press. However, Ryan did express optimism when asked if Sano could avoid surgery after hurting his elbow in the Dominican Winter League.

"That would be our hope," Ryan said. "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."


Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton among 23 non-roster invitees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. Among the more notable names are top prospects Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer.

Other notable names are infielder Jason Bartlett and outfielder Jason Kubel, who have played for the Twins in the past. 

The remaining list of invites include Sean Gilmartin, Matt Hoffman, Aaron Thompson, Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino, Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch, Dan Rohlfing, Stuart Turner, James Beresford, Doug Bernier, Deibinson Romero, Brandon Waring, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, Chris Rahl and Wilkin Ramirez.


Surgery a possibility for Miguel Sano


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Twins infield prospect Miguel Sano will be re-evaluated later in December, general manager Terry Ryan told the St. Paul Pioneer Press Monday. Sano suffered a strained UCL while playing in the Dominican Winter League, and Ryan could not rule out surgery to repair the damage in his throwing elbow until Sano is evaluated by team doctors. 

Sano was the No. 9 prospect in baseball last season according to Baseball America, and he posted a .992 OPS and 35 home runs between High-A and Double-A. 


Twins shut down Miguel Sano from winter ball


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) The Twins have shut down infield prospect Miguel Sano for the rest of winter ball season due to a strained UCL in his elbow, the Star Tribune reports.

Sano will receive five weeks of rest before beginning a rehab program in the Dominican Republic after playing just two games in the Dominican Winter League. He hit .280/.382/.610 with 35 home runs, 103 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 439 at-bats between high Class A and Double-A.


Miguel Sano dealing with elbow injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano is dealing with an elbow injury, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Sano has been held out of winter league action due to a strained right elbow. It doesn't appear the injury is serious. Sano is considered one of the team's best prospects. 


General manager confirms Miguel Sano won't be up


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) Twins general manager Terry Ryan has confirmed top prospect Miguel Sano will likely not be coming up in September, according to 1500 ESPN.

Sano is currently at Double-A New Britain. He's hitting .233/.342/.548 in 219 at-bats. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he did not expect to see Sano in the big leagues this year Wednesday.


Miguel Sano unlikely to make MLB debut in 2013


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told MLB Network Radio Tuesday it's unlikely third base prospect Miguel Sano will be promoted to the majors when rosters expand in September.

"You may see him on a plane back home. I am guessing he probably won't be up," Gardenhire said.


Miguel Sano settles in at Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Twins third base prospect Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game and third time in six games Monday for Double-A New Britain. Sano is batting .342 (13 for 38) with three home runs, five doubles and 14 RBI in his last 10 games.

Sano is batting .258 with a .597 slugging percentage and .961 OPS in 47 games since being promoted from Class A Fort Myers. He has two triples, 11 doubles, 13 home runs and 42 RBI as well.


Miguel Sano struggling since promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) It has not been a completely smooth transition for Twins third-base prospect Miguel Sano since his promotion from Class A Fort Myers to Double-A New Britain. Although Sano is slugging .469 and has six home runs in 30 games, he's batting .198 and has struck out 32 times.

Sano's on-base percentage is also .298 after it was .424 in 56 games for Fort Myers. Sano has two triples, four doubles, 13 runs and 18 RBI for New Britain.