Miguel Sano named American League Rookie of the Month


Minnesota Twins rookie, Miguel Sano has been named American League Rookie of the Month for August. The young slugger is the first Twins player to win the award since 2011.

The Twins designated hitter was the Twins most valuable player during the month of August. In August Sano hit .278 with nine home runs, 26 RBIs, seven doubles and scored 18 runs.

During the Twins six-game winning streak at the end of the month Sano hit .280 with three home runs and eight RBIs.

The Twins playoff hopes were dwindling and Sano’s play give the Twins new life. He’s a rookie with less than 200 career at-bats, yet he’s playing like a seasoned veteran that’s been part of a playoff chase.

Through 176 career at-bats Sano is hitting .295 with 14 home runs, 41 RBIs and 13 doubles. He appears to be getting more and more comfortable at the plate and has come up with some big knocks.

Last night with the Twins trailing 5-4 in the seventh inning Sano hit a solo blast to tie the game back up at five. Sano finished the night 3-5 and scored two runs.

In his last 15 games Sano is hitting .328 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs. Buckle up Twins fans; it’s going to be a lot of fun watching this kid develop into a star.

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