Twins not ruling out possibility of Sano serving as DH late in season
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The bad news has had time to settle in for the Twins.
As revealed on Saturday, key prospect Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery on the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm, likely putting an end to his 2014 season.
However, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony told reporters on Sunday the team is not ruling out the idea that Sano could be cleared to play in the Arizona Fall League or the Dominican Winter League this year. Antony even said the possibility of Sano serving as a designated hitter late in the minor league season is not out of the picture.
Rob Antony said Twins are open to Miguel Sano serving as DH late in Minor League season. Also open to Arizona Fall League and Dominican WL
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) March 2, 2014
#MNTwins assistant GM Rob Antony said the team hasn't ruled having Sano DH at the end of the year if all goes well.— Tyler Mason (@FSNtylermason) March 2, 2014
Sano has returned to his home in the Dominican Republic for a few days. He is expected to return stateside later in the week. The Twins are still waiting to set a surgery date, according to the Star Tribune's La Velle E. Neal.
Twins have not scheduled surgery date yet. Checking with Dr. David Altchek's schedule.— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) March 2, 2014
Sano flew home to the Dominican Republic to see his family for the next few days. Dr. David Altchek is likely to perform the surgery.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) March 2, 2014