Miguel Sano hustled down the first base line to avoid a double play in Tuesday night’s game in Oakland, and appeared to hurt himself in the process.
He was removed from the game and diagnosed with a strained hamstring, the team announced. After the game, the Twins put Sano on the 15-day disabled list and called up Max Kepler from Triple-A Rochester.
Sano extended his leg as he reached first base in the top of the 3rd inning and looked like he was in pain afterward. He was seen pointing to the back of his left leg as a team trainer and manager Paul Molitor ran onto the field to check on him.
Pinch runner Oswaldo Arcia replaced Sano.
Sano’s hustle kept him out of a double play that would have ended the inning, and allowed the Twins to score the go-ahead run to take a 2-1 lead. Former Twin Danny Valencia later erased that lead with a 2-run home run off Tyler Duffey, as Oakland took a 3-2 lead.