The Minnesota Twins will be without one of their main lineup cogs until the second week of the season.
Minnesota announced that slugger Miguel Sano will not make his season debut until early May after undergoing a procedure to repair a laceration sustained on his foot, in close proximity to his Achilles’ tendon.
Sano, who plays third base, first base, and designated hitter for the Twins, will take a break from baseball activities until mid-April and then return to the field in May if everything goes right.
The Dominican infielder had a tough 2018 season, hitting only .199 with 13 home runs and 41 RBIs. He even spent some time in AAA. He also missed a couple of months with a different injury.
Despite his rough 2018, Sano has a solid pedigree in the big leagues and Minnesota will miss his presence in the lineup.
He has totaled 84 home runs in 4 career MLB seasons. Unfortunately, his career has been marred by occasional injuries which have made it hard for him to stay on the field.
Sano’s latest injury will leave the Twins looking for a replacement for his production until he is able to return and reclaim his position in the AL Central team’s starting nine.