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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 30.51.5 8 1 5 8 .262
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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: Resumes rehab assignment

    Sano (knee) resumed his rehab assignment Saturday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, starting at designated hitter while going 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Sano made the third appearance of his rehab assignment, but his first since May 23 after being shut down for more than two weeks after burning his inflamed left knee with a heating pad. He could make a few more appearances in the ACL before shifting his rehab assignment to a higher-level affiliate prior to making his return from the 10-day injured list.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Pulled off rehab assignment

    Sano (knee) was pulled off his rehab assignment Thursday and returned to Anaheim, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Sano had been close to returning from his left knee injury, but he experienced a setback recently when he burned himself with a heating pad. He'll get some more time off to allow the burn to properly heal and will restart a rehab assignment once the Angels feel he's ready to do so.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Burns knee with heating pad

    Sano will have his rehab program delayed after burning himself with a heating pad, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. Angels manager Ron Washington noted Sunday that it's not considered a serious injury, but Sano will be held out of rehab games for a couple of days, per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Sano has two rehab appearances with the Arizona Complex League Angels, going 2-for-5 with two RBI. He was placed on the 10-day injured list May 1 due to left knee inflammation.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Begins rehab assignment

    Sano (knee) went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout in his first rehab game with the Arizona Complex League Angels on Wednesday. Sano is recovering from left knee inflammation, an injury which has kept him on the shelf for the entirety of May. He will eventually move up to a higher affiliate as he works his way back to the Angels' active roster. Sano was getting regular playing time before getting hurt and that should continue when he returns, especially with all the injuries the Halos are dealing with.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Placed on IL with knee injury

    The Angels placed Sano on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left knee inflammation. Sano has missed most of the last week with the injury, and the Angels finally decided to deactivate him. He will be eligible to return from the IL next week, but it's not clear yet whether he's expected to make it back by that time. Willie Calhoun was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding movfe and could see some starts at designated hitter, although the Halos might filter through multiple players in the spot.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Remains out Tuesday

    Sano (knee) isn't in the Angels' lineup Tuesday against the Phillies. Knee inflammation will cause Sano to miss his fourth consecutive game, and the 30-year-old infielder could end up on the injured list if he's unable to return to the lineup soon. Cole Tucker will serve as the Angels' DH and bat seventh while Sano sits.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Out again Monday

    Sano (knee) remains out of the lineup for Monday's game versus the Phillies. It's the third straight game Sano has been on the bench due to a left knee issue which has plagued him for the better part of a week. Cole Tucker is at designated hitter and Brandon Drury and Ehire Adrianza will handle the corner infield spots for the Angels on Monday.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Sano (knee) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins. Sano is dealing with inflammation in his left knee and will sit Sunday for the second straight game, and he also exited Wednesday's and Friday's contests due to soreness. Mike Trout will receive a turn at designated hitter while Aaron Hicks starts in center field.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: MRI shows inflammation in knee

    Sano said after Saturday's 16-5 loss to the Twins that he's day-to-day after an MRI revealed inflammation in his left knee, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Sano looks to have avoided a major setback with his surgically repaired left knee. He exited games Wednesday and Friday due to soreness, and Angels manager Ron Washington told Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register that the left knee had contributed to Sano's recent struggles at the plate. While Sano says he's day-to-day, it wouldn't be surprising if he remained out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale with Minnesota, and a stint on the injured list can't be completely ruled out.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Gets left knee checked out

    Sano went to have his sore left knee examined Saturday afternoon, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Sano was in the starting lineup Friday after battling soreness in the knee for several days, but his knee "flared up again" after two at-bats, per manager Ron Washington. The Angels have not provided an update as of Saturday evening, and it's especially concerning given that Sano's left knee is what cost him the better part of the last two seasons. Sano got off to a decent start with the Angels and went yard last weekend for his first MLB homer in over two years, but his status is up in the air at the moment.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Starting Friday

    Sano (knee) is starting at third base and hitting in the cleanup spot for Friday's game against the Twins, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Sano left Wednesday's game against the Orioles due to left knee soreness. He's apparently feeling better after the Angels' day off Thursday and is ready to play against his former team Friday. The 30-year-old is slashing .271/.362/.373 with three doubles, eight runs, one home run and five RBI over 69 plate appearances while drawing eight walks to start the season.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Battling knee soreness

    Sano was removed from Wednesday's game versus Baltimore due to left knee soreness, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. It's unclear what exactly caused Sano's knee to start acting up on him, but he was replaced at third base prior to the sixth inning. More information on his knee may come after the game, but if his injury is minor, the Angels' off day Thursday could allow the 30-year-old infielder to return without missing any games.
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  • Angels' Miguel Sano: Draws another start at third base

    Sano will start at third base and bat cleanup in Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Sano will make his seventh straight start Wednesday, including his fourth in a row at the hot corner. With Anthony Rendon () on the injured list, Sano looks as though he'll handle an everyday role at third base, at least while he continues to hold his own at the plate. Though Sano hasn't provided much in the way of counting stats through his first 19 games of the season (one home run, eight runs and five RBI), he's hitting .281 and getting on base at a .373 clip.
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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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