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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
22-16 5-5 W1
19-19 5-5 W1
16-19 4-6 L3
14-23 5-5 L1
13-25 5-5 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .093 1 3 .379 1

Top Miguel Sano News

  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Sano (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Sano underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in early May, a procedure that typically requires 4-to-8 weeks of recovery time. Following his placement on the 60-day IL, the 29-year-old won't be eligible to return until the beginning of July. Alex Kirilloff was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, so Jose Miranda should serve as the Twins' primary first baseman.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Headed for meniscus surgery

    Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Tuesday that Sano is dealing with a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery later this week, Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

    Baldelli noted that a timeline for Sano's return won't be established until after surgery is completed, but the 29-year-old is most likely looking at an absence of 4-to-8 weeks, based on players that have had similar procedures. Before landing on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Sano had appeared in only one of the Twins' preceding five games due to the knee issue. Even before the knee injury cropped up, Sano had struggled mightily at the dish with a .093/.231/.148 slash line and 32.3 percent strikeout rate over 65 plate appearances. Whenever Sano returns from the IL, he won't be a lock to recapture a full-time role at first base, where a platoon of Luis Arraez and Jose Miranda is expected to be in place until further notice.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Could require knee procedure

    Manager Rocco Baldelli said Monday that Sano could require a procedure to address his knee injury, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The 29-year-old was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, while Jose Miranda was promoted to serve as an additional right-handed bat with Sano sidelined. The first baseman will be evaluated in the next few days to determine whether he ultimately needs a procedure, but the fact that it's being considered suggests he's trending toward more than a minimal stay on the IL. However, even if Sano undergoes surgery, he'd likely be able to return prior to the end of the regular season, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Won't play Sunday

    Sano (knee) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.

    Luis Arraez will draw the start at first base while Sano sits for fourth time in five games after experiencing a setback with his knee in his return to the lineup in Saturday's 9-1 win. The Twins have yet to announce a roster move as the 1:10 p.m. ET opening pitch approaches, so the team is seemingly viewing Sano as day-to-day with the hope that he'll be back able to make his return to the lineup at some point during the four-game series in Baltimore that begins Monday.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Shifts to IL

    Manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday after the Twins' 9-3 win over the Rays that Sano (knee) will be placed on the 10-day injured list, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Sano's move to the IL coupled with the demotion of No. 3 catcher Jose Godoy to Triple-A St. Paul will help the Twins get down to 26 players with active rosters set to shrink from 28 heading into the second month of the season. The decision to deactivate Sano doesn't come as a major surprise after the 29-year-old experienced renewed soreness in his knee during Saturday's 9-1 win, when he returned to the lineup after a three-game absence. Luis Arraez picked up a start at first base Sunday and should serve as the primary replacement at the position while Sano is on the shelf.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Setback to sore knee

    Sano left Saturday's game in the seventh inning after suffering a setback to his sore knee, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Sano appeared to wince when running the bases after drawing a walk in the sixth inning. He was replaced by Luis Arraez at first base in the seventh inning. Sano had missed the previous three games after tweaking his knee Tuesday. He may now need another day or two off before he's ready to return to the starting lineup.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Back in action

    Sano (knee) is starting Saturday's game against the Rays.

    Sano missed the last three games after tweaking his knee Tuesday, but he'll start at first base and bat eighth Saturday. Over his five appearances prior to his absence, he went just 2-for-19 with an RBI, a walk and eight strikeouts.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Nearing return

    Sano (knee) is not starting Friday, but he is close to a return, according to manager Rocco Baldelli, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    He woke up Friday feeling noticeably better and was taking batting practice before the game. It sounds like he is truly day-to-day. Luis Arraez is starting at first base while Byron Buxton gets the start at designated hitter.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Still not starting

    Sano (knee) isn't starting Friday's game against the Rays.

    Sano tweaked his knee during a game-ending rundown Tuesday against the Tigers, and he'll be out of the lineup for a third straight matchup. The Twins haven't indicated whether the 28-year-old will be available off the bench, but Luis Arraez will start at first base while Nick Gordon enters the lineup in center field.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Receiving treatment for knee injury

    Sano tweaked his knee during his game-ending rundown Tuesday and is receiving treatment Thursday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Sano is out of the lineup for a second straight game Thursday against Detroit, and his knee injury provides an explanation for his absence. It's not yet clear whether the first baseman will return to action during Friday's series opener in Tampa Bay.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Sano isn't starting Thursday's game against Detroit.

    Sano will be out of the lineup for a second consecutive game after hitting .136 over his last six appearances. Luis Arraez will start at first base while Trevor Larnach serves as the designated hitter.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Not starting Wednesday

    Sano isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

    Sano hit just .136 with an RBI, a walk and nine strikeouts over his last six appearances, and he'll be out of the lineup for the second time this year. Luis Arraez will start at first base while Trevor Larnach serves as the designated hitter.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Heads to bench

    Sano will sit for the first time this season Tuesday against Kansas City, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Sano has had an awful start to the season, grabbing just two hits in his first 10 games. Things could turn around soon, however, as his 26.3 percent strikeout rate is actually far better than his 36.3 percent career mark. He's been hit by some small-sample bad luck, as his .053 BABIP attests. Luis Arraez will get the start at first base in his absence.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Homers and steals base

    Sano went 1-for-4 with a walk, a two-run homer and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Red Sox.

    Sano entered the game without a hit through six contests but finally broke through with a two-run shot off Nick Pivetta in the second inning. He later added what was just the fifth steal of his eight-year career. Sano is still hitting just .043/.214/.174 on the season, but that's at least better than the .000/.174/.000 line that he carried heading into the game.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Still searching for first hit

    Sano will start at first base and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

    After opening the season as the Twins' No. 5 hitter, Sano will now bat out of a bottom-third spot in the order for the third consecutive contest while he continues to struggle to get going at the plate. Though he's started in each of the Twins' five games to date, Sano remains hitless across 16 at-bats and has turned in a 3:7 BB:K.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Starting Saturday

    Sano (mouth) is starting Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.

    Sano was removed from Friday's lineup against Atlanta after he underwent a dental procedure. However, his quick return to the lineup signals that he should be good to go for Opening Day against Seattle on Thursday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 260 lbs
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Age: 29
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R