Sano (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday. As expected, Sano finished up his rehab stint Wednesday and felt good enough to come off the disabled list. He'll be available for Minnesota's weekend series with the Yankees and figures to be a part of the starting lineup Friday in the series opener against Seattle.
Sano (hamstring) is expected to play first base Wednesday in the last game of his rehab assignment, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Sano is looking to become more versatile on defense, which would give the Twins more flexibility within their starting lineup. Wednesday should be his last minor-league game before he returns to the big-league squad Friday. Sano slashed .213/.289/.450 in 20 games before hitting the disabled list.
Sano (hamstring) is expected to return from the disabled list in time for Friday's series opener against the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Sano has been on the disabled list with a hamstring injury since May 1, but he's nearing a return to big-league action. After being penciled into the lineup as the designated hitter for Monday's Triple-A matchup, he's expected to play third base Tuesday and Wednesday to close out his rehab stint, and he should rejoin the Twins in time for Friday's game if all goes well.
Sano will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Rochester, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. It wasn't clear if Sano would be embarking on his rehab assignment Saturday or Sunday, but this makes it much more likely that Sano will be able to return by the end of this current homestand, which ends with Wednesday's game against the Tigers. Sano was off to a slow start, with a .739 OPS in 20 games, but the Twins need his power in the heart of their lineup.
Sano (hamstring) participated in a workout Friday and could embark on a rehab assignment by the end of this weekend, Day Hayes of The Athletic reports. Manager Paul Molitor acknowledged that Sano had a "good workout" and that he ran much better Friday as opposed to earlier in the week. Molitor added that a rehab assignment is "imminent" so it doesn't seem out of the question that Sano could be back with the Twins by the middle of next week if all goes well during his time in the minors. Expect an update once the Twins determine a concrete plan for his rehab.
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