Twins All-Star Miguel Sano Returning to Action After 3-Month Absence

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano in 2019
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano in 2019. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock

The Minnesota Twins are set to have their All-Star slugger Miguel Sano back on the field for the first time since April. The team activated Sano from the 60-day injured list and he will most likely make his MLB return in the upcoming series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Sano had an abysmal start to the 2022 MLB campaign, batting .093 with one homer and three RBIs in the first 17 games of the season. He then injured his knee during a walk-off celebration in late April and had to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

There were some who believed that the injury actually signaled the end of Sano’s time with the Twins. It seemed that the AL Central-leading Minnesota would have no use for a slumping player while the 29-year-old player is also in the final year of his contract. Still, it seems like Sano’s production in the minors in recent weeks convinced the Twins to give him another chance. While on a rehabilitation assignment, he posted a .333 batting average with five home runs and 11 RBIs.

Miguel Sano spent his entire MLB career in Minnesota. He made his debut in 2015 and has hit .238 with 161 homers and 315 RBIs in Twins’ uniform. He had one All-Star appearance in 2017.