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