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Updated: February 28th, 2014 5:03pm
Twins await Saturday's MRI results before making Miguel Sano decision

Twins await Saturday's MRI results before making Miguel Sano decision

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by Derek Wetmore

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

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. 

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.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore