Sano is scheduled to have stitches removed from his right heel March 28, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Sano was in good spirits at spring training Saturday after receiving clearance to ditch his walking boot a day earlier. Because he has been sidelined for the entirety of camp and has yet to resume full baseball activities, Sano will open the season on the injured list, though he's set to travel with the big club rather than sticking around at extended spring training. Sano should gradually increase his activity in the weeks to come and will likely report back to Florida at some point in April once he's ready to test his foot in rehab and/or simulated games. The Twins are hopeful Sano will be ready to return from the IL at some point in May.
Sano (heel) is no longer wearing a walking boot and will begin rehabbing Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Sano was originally hoping to resume baseball activities by the end of the month, so he appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from heel surgery. The third baseman still isn't close to returning, as he needs to go through his own spring training to get up to speed, but he's trending in the right direction. Marwin Gonzalez and Ehire Adrianza are candidates to fill in at the hot corner while Sano is on the shelf.
Sano (heel) returned to Twins camp Wednesday and relayed that he expects to resume baseball activities by March 29, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Sano had been using a hard cast on his right foot of late to protect his surgically repaired heel, but he was spotted with a different boot Wednesday. He's scheduled to have five sutures removed from the injured foot within the next two weeks, after which he can resume the rehab process in earnest. Since Sano has been sidelined for all of spring training, he'll still need upwards of a month to pick up some at-bats and get himself into playing shape, making it unlikely that he debuts for the Twins until sometime in May.
Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said Sano won't be ready for Opening Day after undergoing a debridement procedure to address the cut on his right heel Tuesday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. This comes as a bit of a surprise, as Sano appeared to be trending towards a return following his last checkup. According to Miller, however, it was determined after further evaluation that the third baseman would require the procedure. Sano is expected to remain in a walking boot for the next two-to-three weeks and is hoping to resume baseball activities around mid-April, which would allow him to return sometime in May, if everything goes as planned. In the meantime, Marwin Gonzalez and Ehire Adrianza are candidates to see starts at the hot corner until Sano is ready to return.
Sano (heel) will be re-evaluated in one week, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. The Twins are very pleased with Sano's progress, but they apparently want him to be closer to 100 percent before moving forward with his rehab. Right now, the laceration on the third baseman's heel is about 80 percent healed. He'll remain in a walking boot for a little while longer before hopefully receiving clearance to ramp up his activity sometime next week.
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