Sano was sidelined in 2014 after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last March. Buxton endured a frustrating injury-riddled 2014 campaign. He has been recovering from a broken index finger and was recently cleared to resume baseball activities.
"We've got to knock off some of the rust that's built up on him, because he hasn't played all that much," Ryan said. "I don't anticipate anything that went on with him last year really affecting him in a negative way. He just didn't get enough at-bats or enough playing time to say it was a developmental year. We lost basically a year with him, and that's not what you like."
Sano missed most of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has not experienced a setback, but "doctors do not want him to play," according to the report. Sano was considered one of the top prospects in the game prior to the 2014 season.
"He looks pretty healthy," Ryan said of Sano. "He could go to the outfield if needed."
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.
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