Miguel Sanó Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 272 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/11/1993 (29)
Miguel Sanó Season Stats
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Miguel Sanó News
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano (knee) will undergo surgery later this week to fix a torn meniscus in his knee, according to manager Rocco Baldelli. The Twins won't have a timetable for his return until after the surgery is complete, but it's obvious that the right-handed slugger will be out for an extended amount of time. The 29-year-old's knee issue had been bothering him over the last week and he had played in just one of the team's previous five games before landing on the injured list. Sano was hitting a measly .093 with a 32.3% strikeout rate in 65 plate appearances before going on the IL, so he won't be guaranteed regular playing time whenever he's able to return. In the meantime, expect the Twins to go with a platoon at first base between Luis Arraez and infield prospect Jose Miranda.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano (knee) hit the injured list on Monday, retroactive to May 1, after experiencing soreness in his knee on Saturday. Manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters on Monday that Sano may need a surgical procedure on the knee with the team expected to make a decision in the next few days. The team called up prospect Jose Miranda on Sunday to take Sano's roster spot while Luis Arraez should see the majority of the starts at first base with Sano sidelined. Sano was off to a rough start in 2022, hitting just .093 with one homer and three RBI thus far.
The Minnesota Twins will be placing first baseman Miguel Sano (knee) on the 10-day injured list. Additionally, catcher Jose Godoy will be optioned to Triple-A. This pair of moves will enable the team to trim its roster from 28 players down to 26. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli revealed these intentions to reporters on Sunday evening. Sano has been hampered by left knee soreness. The injury caused him to miss four of the team's last five games. It's been a rough year so far for the 28-year-old slugger, who is slashing just .093/.231/.148 with one home run over 17 games.
While the power was still evident for Miguel Sano last year, there was nothing else encouraging about his 2020 performance. Even the OBP appeal was lost, as he fashioned a miserable .278 number. Sano led the Majors with an incredibly outrageous 43.9% strikeout rate, which was a new low even for him. Dealing with some COVID-19 issues certainly did not help, as Sano had just one hit in his first 17 at-bats. He also finished with a whimper, hitting .148 in September/October. His O-Contact% fell to 36.5 from 42.8. When Sano did make contact, though, the results were still impressive, as he continued to rank among the very best in the league in Exit Velocity (95.2) and Hard Hit Rate (57.3). He also still ranked among the best in Barrel% (22.9) and xWOBACON (,532). Like Ivan Drago, anything he hit, he destroyed, The issue was obviously that he simply did not hit enough, as an increase in Launch Angle from 15.9 to a career-high 20.2 yielded continued explosive results with much less frequency. Sano's ADP of 188 makes sense, as you will get very good power and hopefully less of a pure basement type of BA this season, but with his propensity to not make contact so often, you simply have to pay the BA cost for the pop. If the walk rate (8.8) returns to prior levels he can bounce back from the OBP perspective.