MLB: Miguel Sano back to play for the Minnesota Twins
MILWAUKEE — The Minnesota Twins have removed first baseman Miguel Sano from the 60-day injured list after he missed nearly three months of action with a torn meniscus in his left knee.
The Twins announced the move before starting a two-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.
Sano suffered a knee injury on April 26 while celebrating the Twins’ 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a game that was decided on the very last game.
He took part in a match four days later but quickly abdicated after experiencing knee pain. He was operated on a few days later.
When his name was placed on the disabled list, Sano was batting .093 with one home run and three RBIs in 17 games.
However, Sano has been a productive hitter in the past. Named to the 2017 All-Star Team, Sano averaged .223 in 135 games last season, with 30 homers and 75 RBIs.
In 2020, during a season cut short by the pandemic, he slammed 13 homers in 53 games. He also hit a career-high 34 home runs in 2019.
The 29-year-old Sano has also held the third baseman position since the start of his major league career.