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Apr 21, 2024 1 0 0 0
Apr 20, 2024 3 1 1 3 10.5
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Apr 18, 2024 1 0 0 1 2.5
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Miguel Sano worked out for MLB teams in winter 2023 but didn't find an offer that worked amid concerns about his health in coming back from a 2022 knee injury. He returned to play for the Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League in the 2023-24 season. The 30-year-old went just 5-for-60 at the plate for Minnesota in 2022 that ended with a torn meniscus in his left knee, but he has a couple 30-homer seasons under his belt, one as recently as 2021. When Sano is healthy, he has elite power, ranking in the top ten in baseball in 2021 in max exit velocity, average exit velocity and barrel rate. He struggles to make contact (58.3 contact rate in 2022), however, given his high strikeout rate (35.2 K% last season). His lack of contact made him just a league average hitter at first base when healthy (110 wRC+ in 2022) which showed his downside. Sano could be an option to fill the massive void created at designated hitter by Shohei Ohtani's departure.

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2024 31.52 8 1 5 6 .298
2023 .000
2022 11.50.6 1 1 3 9 1 .083
3y Avg. 115.52.2 23 10 26 23 1 .209
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: First MLB homer in over two years

    Sano went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a two-run home run in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Reds. The long ball off Graham Ashcraft in the sixth inning was Sano's first in the big leagues since April 15, 2022. Sano missed the better part of two years after undergoing surgery on his left knee, and he got off to a slow start with the Angels this season, but he's suddenly up to an .808 OPS. He could see more time at third base in the short term after Anthony Rendon left Saturday's game with a hamstring injury.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Losing work to Hicks

    Sano is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Sano will take a seat for the third game in a row, all of which have come while the Angels have faced right-handed starting pitchers. With Sano seemingly moving into more a part-time role after hitting just .207 with no home runs and a 41.2 percent strikeout rate through 34 plate appearances this season, Aaron Hicks looks set to pick up more playing time.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Out of Friday's lineup

    Sano is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Boston, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. Sano started three of the past four games but went 2-for-12 with a walk and seven strikeouts during that span. Brandon Drury will receive a turn as the Angels' designated hitter while Luis Rengifo starts at the keystone.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Returns to lineup Wednesday

    Sano will start at third base and bat fifth in Wednesday's game against the Rays, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Sano looked to be in danger of falling into a part-time role after he started in only two of the Angels' first four games, but his playing time has since seemed to stabilize. Even though he was on the bench for Tuesday's 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay, Sano has now picked up six starts in the Angels' last eight contests. The Angels have typically deployed Sano at designated hitter, but he'll make his first start at the hot corner Wednesday while Anthony Rendon gets a day off.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Doubles twice in win

    Sano went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Marlins. Sano had gone just 1-for-10 in his previous three games to start the season. Wednesday's outing was a positive sign for the 30-year-old first baseman -- he made the Angels' Opening-Day lineup after signing as a non-roster invitee. Sano didn't play professionally in 2023 after batting just .083 with one homer in 71 plate appearances with the Twins in 2022. While Sano should still offer some power upside, he'll likely be limited to a short-side platoon role to start the year.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: On bench for second straight game

    Sano is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports. Sano served as the Angels' designated hitter for the first two games of the season, but he went just 1-for-6 with four strikeouts between those contests and now finds himself on the bench for the second straight day. Given that he's signed to a modest one-year, $1 million deal and offers no defensive utility, Sano could soon find himself off the roster if he doesn't pick up the pace at the plate in the near future. For now, Sano looks like he'll be part of a committee at DH rather than a clear everyday player.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Starting at DH in opener

    Sano will start at designated hitter and bat seventh in Thursday's season opener versus the Orioles. Not only did Sano make the team after going to camp as a non-roster invitee, but he will be part of the batting order for Opening Day. The Angels could still ultimately rotate through multiple players in the DH spot, but Sano's power gives him some deep-league relevancy should he find regular playing time.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Added to 40-man roster

    The Angels selected Sano's contract from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday. Just as manager Ron Washington indicated would be the case Tuesday, Sano was added to the Angels' 40-man and 26-man rosters ahead of Thursday's season opener versus the Orioles. Sano, who has four seasons of 25-plus home runs on his resume, didn't play at all in affiliated ball during the 2023 season but joined the Halos for spring training and popped four long balls over 54 at-bats in Cactus League play. However, Sano also struck out 20 times, and his boom-or-bust tendencies will likely result in him being limited to a bench role unless injuries open up an opportunity for regular playing time.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Makes Opening Day roster

    Manager Ron Washington confirmed Tuesday that Sano has made the Angels' Opening Day roster, Greg Beacham of The Associated Press reports. Sano signed a minor-league contract with the Angels in January and was reported to have lost 58 pounds entering spring training. He did not play professional baseball last season but did suit up for Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League before spring training. Sano posted a .778 OPS with 30 home runs across 532 plate appearances in 135 games for the Twins during his last full season in 2021, and he'll break camp with the Angels despite mustering a .200/.298/.400 slash line, albeit with three home runs, this spring. Sano is expected to see most of his playing time at designated hitter as the Angels attempt to address the void created by the departure of Shohei Ohtani.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Significantly slimmer this spring

    Sano said Sunday that he's lost 58 pounds in an effort to stay healthy, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Sano had some visa issues that delayed his arrival at camp, but he reported Sunday and turned heads with his weight loss. The veteran is trying to get his career back on track after not catching on with any team last season and playing in just 20 big-league games in 2022. The Angels signed Sano to a minor-league deal in January with the hope that he can return to the level of production that led to 30-plus homers in both 2019 and 2021 while he was with the Twins.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Receives NRI from Angels

    Sano signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports. Sano never caught on with another team after the Twins declined his option last offseason, but he's been playing with Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League this offseason. The 30-year-old went just 5-for-60 at the plate for Minnesota in 2022 and battled knee issues, but he has a couple 30-homer seasons under his belt, one as recently as 2021. Sano could be an option to fill the massive void created at designated hitter by Shohei Ohtani's departure.
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  • Miguel Sano: Playing winter ball

    Sano is hitting .182 with two home runs and a .750 OPS in 27 games for Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League Sano worked out for MLB teams last winter but didn't find an offer that worked amid concerns about his health in coming back from a 2022 knee injury. It looks like Sano could try to sign with a MLB team this winter, but he'll likely need to prove himself in the minors or another league before receiving another big-league opportunity.
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  • Miguel Sano: Plans to play winter ball

    Sano (knee) plans to play winter ball in an effort to continue his career, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He worked out for several teams this spring but didn't find a contract and returned to the Dominican Republic. Sano entered free agency in November after the Twins declined his option for the 2023 season. He managed only 71 plate appearances due to a lingering knee issue in 2022, and the knee was likely still a concern in the spring. It sounds like Sano hasn't given up on his major-league career, but he'll likely need to prove himself in the minors or another league before receiving another opportunity.
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  • Miguel Sano: Hosting workout

    Sano (knee) will host a workout for scouts Feb. 7, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports. Sano entered free agency in November after the Twins declined his option for the 2023 season. That decision came as little surprise after he managed only 71 plate appearances due to a lingering knee issue in 2022. However, he had posted an OPS of at least .750 in three consecutive prior campaigns, so it's possible he could get a small deal and earn some plate appearances at designated hitter for a club if he proves healthy.
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  • Miguel Sano: Enters open market

    The Twins declined Sano's 2023 option Monday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Declining the $14 million option was likely a no-brainer for the Twins, as Sano posted a .344 OPS in 71 big-league plate appearances in 2021 before struggling with injuries for the rest of the season. A minor-league or one-year MLB contract seems like the best-case scenario this offseason for Sano, who when healthy could still provide some home run power but nothing more.
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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Sano (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. It's not exactly clear why Sano was moved to the longer of the two injured lists just a few days after landing on the 10-day IL, but according to the report, "the Twins found something on his MRI." Sano will not be eligible to be activated until Sept. 28, so his season may very well be over.
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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Back on IL

    The Twins will place Sano on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left knee inflammation, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. He was just activated from the 60-day injured list earlier this week, so Sano obviously aggravated the left knee after putting some weight on it for full games. He went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts and zero walks in three games since getting activated. Alex Kirilloff should get extended playing time. Sano had surgery for a torn left meniscus in May.
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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Activated from IL

    Sano (knee) was activated from the 60-day injured list Monday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Sano needed to be activated Monday to avoid an extension of his rehab assignment, and the team made the move official Monday evening. He was batting .093 with a home run, three RBI and one stolen base through 17 games before undergoing surgery in mid-May to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. It's unclear as to the type of role Sano will play on the active roster.
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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Looming roster decision

    Sano (knee) needs to be activated from the injured list by Monday or have his rehab assignment extended, which would require his permission, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli declined to indicate what the team plans to do Monday. Sano is hitting .348 with three home runs in seven games for Triple-A St. Paul during his rehab assignment. After hitting just .093/.231/.148 in 17 games before undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee in May, it's not clear the Twins have a spot for him on the major league roster. If they don't activate him from the injured list, the Twins could designate him for assignment and hope he goes unclaimed and agrees to remain in the minors. The Twins have a $3 million opt-out in the last year of his contract after the season, so it's possible they could let him go. However, he's shown enough during his rehab assignment to at least be on the bench the rest of the season in the majors.
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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Rehab moves to Triple-A

    Sanon (knee) will join Triple-A St. Paul to continue his rehab assignment, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Sano appeared in five games with the Twins' Florida Complex league team, and it was decided that he is ready to face tougher competition. It's not clear how much time Sano will spend at the Triple-A level, but there remains a chance that he could rejoin the big club prior to the All-Star break.
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