Minnesota Twins News: Miguel Sano cleared, Caleb Hamilton, and More

Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

We break down all of the Minnesota Twins news of the day, as a part of a busy Friday in Twins Territory.

Minnesota Twins news just keeps coming! Miguel Sano is on his way back, the Twins added another player, and where to watch the intrasquad game tonight. With so much to go over, let’s dive in with the Sano news.

Miguel Sano is set to rejoin the Minnesota Twins

On July 4th, the Twins lost one of their key players when Miguel Sano tested positive for COVID-19. Now, just 11 days later, Sano is cleared to be back at the ballpark and hitting again after he tested negative on two consecutive tests.

He clearly only had a minor case, one that didn’t effect him greatly. An eleven day turnaround without any key symptoms was the best case scenario for the Twins slugger. Now he’s back to doing what he does best-hitting bombas:

Now Sano has to prove to the Twins that he’s ready to go for Opening Day, as his interesting summer and then coronavirus test have both taken chunks out of his preparation time. Realistically, the way he was hitting in that video, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s ready on time.

Sano was the fourth Twins player to test positive for COVID-19, and since then Wilfredo Tovar also tested positive. Both Sano and Edwar Colina are now cleared to play, and the rest should follow quickly behind!

Minnesota Twins Intrasquad Game

Missing live baseball? The Twins have really got you covered now. The Twins Intrasquad game tonight will be broadcast on both twinsbaseball.com and foxsportsnorth.com. The game will be at 7 P.M. and will have real announcers, crowd noise and more. They even put out lineups:

A chance to see several top prospects and new additions like Kenta Maeda, Alex Avila, and Josh Donaldson in action is well worth it to tune in.

Caleb Hamilton added to Minnesota Twins 60-Man Roster

The Minnesota Twins used one of their extra roster spots by adding catcher Caleb Hamilton. Hamilton was a 23rd round pick in 2015 out of Oregon State. He was originally a super utility guy, but due to a lack of depth, the Twins turned him into a catcher in 2017.

He’s played EVERY position since joining the team and is a pretty good defender, allowing him to move methodically through the system all the way up to the majors. He won’t make the team, but it’s cool to see him make his way up.

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