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Miguel Sano‘s Recovery

March 21, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins infielder Miguel Sano (97) reacts after he hit a double during the second inning against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

When Miguel Sano went down with a torn UCL, things seemed bleak. Buxton was already injured, and Eddie Rosario was set to serve a 50 game suspension for violating the league’s policy on banned substances. Sano’s Tommy John surgery completed the trifecta.

Fast forward to July, and things don’t seem all that bad. While it would absolutely be preferable to see Sano preparing himself for a Big League call up, we can take solace in the fact that his recovery is progressing nicely. He’s been cleared to throw, and while he won’t see any game action during the season, it seems probable that he’ll man the hot corner in the Arizona Fall League. By all indications, he’ll be ready for spring training next year.