Sano will sit against the Reds on Saturday.
Sano will head to the bench after recording just three hits and 20 strikeouts in his last 10 games. He's having close to as good of a season as you can expect from a player with a 43.8 percent strikeout rate, as his .203/.279/.484 slash line is good for a respectable .763 OPS. Marwin Gonzalez will be the first baseman Saturday.
Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Cubs on Saturday.
Sano struck out three times in the contest, but he made up for the whiffs with a massive 453-foot solo shot to left field in the seventh inning. The output was typical of Sano's campaign thus far -- he's hitting only .217 overall and has struck out in a whopping 43.5 percent of his at-bats but has contributed 13 homers and 25 RBI.
Sano went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
Sano accounted for the Twins' last two runs of the game with his eighth-inning homer off White Sox reliever Matt Foster. In his last seven games, Sano has gone only 4-for-26, but three of those hits have left the yard. He's up to 12 homers, 24 RBI and 28 runs scored in 45 contests this season.
Sano (neck) is in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.
Sano was battling neck stiffness Monday, but he'll reclaim his spot at first base Tuesday. The team wasn't overly concerned about the neck issue, so he should be available for the Twins moving forward.
Sano's absence from the lineup Monday against the White Sox is due to a stiff neck, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The injury forced Sano to leave Sunday's game against Cleveland early and will sideline him for at least one contest. It doesn't appear as though he'll be out for an extended period, however. LaMonte Wade takes over at first base Monday.
Sano is not in the lineup Monday against the White Sox.
Sano sits after starting 30 of the last 31 games at first base. He's hitting .231/.315/.537 on the year, though he has just three hits in his last six games. LaMonte Wade gets the start in his absence.
Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against Cleveland.
Sano took Nick Wittgren yard in the eighth inning to record his 11th home run of the season. He's been on a power surge of late, smacking five home runs in his last 11 contests. Despite striking out at a 42 percent rate to this point in the campaign, Sano has still managed a .236/.321/.549 line with 28 runs scored and 22 RBI across 162 plate appearances.
Sano went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during a 7-3 win over the Cardinals in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
He stayed in the lineup for the nightcap as well, going 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Sano seems to be heating up for the stretch run -- four of his 10 homers on the year have come in his last nine games, a stretch during which he's hitting .257 (9-for-35) with seven RBI.
Sano will sit Monday against the Tigers.
Sano hits the bench after starting 25 straight games. He hit .310/.420/.643 over that stretch despite striking out in 41 percent of his plate appearances. LaMonte Wade will get the start at first base.
Sano went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Tigers.
Sano was instrumental in the comeback victory: his seventh-inning solo shot brought the Twins to within a run, and then he tied it up with a single in the ninth, setting the stage for Byron Buxton to play hero with a walkoff single two batters later. Sano is now slashing .246/.331/.556 with nine homers and 18 RBI.
Sano went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and another run scored during Wednesday's victory over the White Sox.
Sano launched his eighth long ball of the season, this time a solo shot off reliever Ross Detwiler in the third inning. It was the second homer in as many nights for the 27-year-old, who also tacked on a leadoff double and scored in the fifth. On the year, Sano is hitting .243/.336/.557.
Sano went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and a walk in Monday's loss against the White Sox.
The Twins couldn't get the job done against the White Sox, but it wasn't Sano's fault -- the young slugger notched his seventh homer of the season in the third inning against Lucas Giolito, one of the best young pitchers in the league. Sano launched three homers in his last nine August games while hitting .355 with a .444 on-base percentage during that span.
Sano went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's 3-2 win over Cleveland.
Sano's sixth-inning blast proved to be the go-ahead runs in the Twins' victory. He's currently riding an eight-game hitting streak, raising his average from .140 to .241 during that span. The 27-year-old has also collected 10 extra-base hits over the last eight contests.
Sano went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Royals.
The first baseman extended his hit streak to seven games, going 12-for-26 over that period. His first double of the game drove in Max Kepler to give the Twins a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Sano will bring a .241 average and .879 OPS into Monday's game against Cleveland.
Sano went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Royals.
He pulverized an offering from rookie Brady Singer in the fourth inning for his fifth homer of the year. Sano extended his hit streak to six games with the performance, but he's been dialed in a little longer than that -- since getting a day off against the Brewers on Aug. 10 to clear his head, he's hitting .353 (12-for-34).
Sano went 1-for-2 with two walks and a double in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Royals.
The Twins' offense couldn't get much going against Danny Duffy and the Kansas City bullpen, and Sano had Minnesota's only extra-base hit. The 27-year-old has a five-game doubles streak going to push his batting average above the Mendoza Line for the first time this season. Sano is slashing .203/.306/.473 with four homers and eight RBI through 23 games.
Sano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional run scored and two walks in Wednesday's 12-2 win over the Brewers.
Sano got aboard with a walk in the second inning and scored on a Jake Cave double. The 27-year-old Sano added his fourth homer of the year in the third inning to stretch the Twins' lead to 6-0 at the time. He's slashing just .137/.214/.412 with seven RBI and eight runs scored in 15 games this season.
Sano isn't starting Monday against the Brewers.
Sano went 0-for-11 with a walk and six strikeouts over the past three games, and he'll take a seat for the series opener against Milwaukee. Marwin Gonzalez is taking over at first base Monday, batting fifth.
Sano went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Thursday against the Pirates.
Sano staked the Twins to an early lead, taking JT Brubaker deep for a home run in the first inning. It was his third long ball of the season, and he's also added two doubles to his power production. More troubling however, is the fact that he has struck out on 49 percent of his 35 plate appearances to this point.
Sano is not starting Wednesday against the Pirates.
Sano has something close to an everyday role in Minnesota this season, starting nine of the team's first 12 games. He's hit just .133 with a 48.4 percent strikeout rate so far, though, so there's a chance his playing time could slip a bit if he doesn't turn things around. Marwin Gonzalez slides over to first base in his absence, with Ehire Adrianza starting at third.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/30||vs HOU||L 1-3||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/29||vs HOU||L 1-4||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||vs CIN||L 3-5||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||vs CIN||L 2-7||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/23||vs DET||W 7-6||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/22||vs DET||W 5-4||5||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/20||@ CHC||W 4-0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||67||233||35||55||15||3||19||55||36||81||2||1||.236||.344||.571|
|2013||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||56||206||51||68||15||2||16||48||29||61||9||2||.330||.424||.655|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||9||30||2||8||1||0||2||5||6||8||0||0||.267||.389||.500|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||19||64||11||21||2||0||2||12||13||21||0||0||.328||.442||.453|
|2019||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||3||13||2||4||2||0||0||1||1||7||0||0||.308||.357||.462|
|2019||AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||5||20||1||4||2||0||1||5||1||7||0||0||.200||.217||.450|
|2019||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||2||5||1||4||0||0||1||3||1||--||0||0||.800||.857||1.400|