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.
The Twins also announced first baseman
The Twins also reassigned pitchers
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.
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.
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