Miguel Sano will miss 2014 season after Tommy John surgery
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Miguel Sano was supposed to be an emblem of hope for the 2014 Twins.
Now, he'll spend the season resting and rehabilitating.
Sano will require Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm, the Twins confirmed Saturday. MRI results confirmed the strain, which had not improved from the offseason, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
Position players generally can return from the surgery more quickly than pitchers can, but it's still considered an 8-12 month recovery period.
As Patrick Reusse pointed out on Twitter, the injury likely just delays when Sano will make his Twins debut. It's realistic to assume his future still is bright.
Sano will be in lineup at 3B in June 2015 (rather than late this summer).He'll be 22 yrs, 1 month & hit HRs here for 6 1/2 yrs minimum.— Patrick Reusse (@1500ESPN_Reusse) March 1, 2014