Twins await Saturday's MRI results before making Miguel Sano decision
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For now, the Twins and Miguel Sano probably are holding their breath.
Sano, the Twins prized power-hitting prospect, felt soreness in his right arm during an exhibition Thursday, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
Sano was shut down over the winter over concerns from his sore right elbow. He was diagnosed with a strained ulnar collateral ligament and then was given a clean bill of health at TwinsFest. He reported early to Major League spring training earlier this month.
But after feeling soreness yesterday, Sano was scratched from Friday's opening spring game against the Boston Red Sox.
That appears to have set off a panic among some fans that Tommy John surgery would be a foregone conclusion. That's premature though, according to 1500 ESPN contributor Darren Wolfson.
Got a call from Sano's agent, Rob Plummer. Wanted to stress he doesn't know if Sano will need Tommy John. Others certainly fearful. #mntwins— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) February 28, 2014
It is possible Sano will need the surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament, but the team won't know for certain until after seeing MRI results Saturday.
Officially, Sano MRI results will be known tomorrow, per the #MNTwins.— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) February 28, 2014