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Twins promote Miguel Sano to Triple-A Rochester

The promotion is hopefully a sign that the wayward slugger is nearing a return to the majors.

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After spending four days in the Dominican Republic due to an illness in the family, it appears Miguel Sano will not be returning to High-A Ft. Myers Miracle. Instead, the Twins have sent their wayward slugger up to Triple-A Rochester, where he will be reunited with Byron Buxton.

According to LEN3 at the Star Tribune, Sano will not be in the Rochester lineup Friday night, but could play Saturday.

Sano played in 19 games for the Ft. Myers Miracle, hitting .328/.442/.453 with two home runs. Over his 37 games in the big leagues this year, Sano hit .203/.270/.405 with seven home runs. As you have likely heard, Sano came into spring training camp a bit out of shape this year due to having surgery to place a titanium rod in his leg last fall. The surgery prevented Sano from walking for nearly eight weeks, and when you walk you can’t really run or do anything much at all.

The Twins demoted Sano to Single-A ball back on June 14th, with the hopes they could get him back on track with all of the spring training facilities and coaches stationed down in Ft. Myers. Hopefully his promotion is a sign the team feels he is back on track and able to return to the majors sometime in the near future. The Twins sure could use a healthy Miguel Sano, but we’ll have to see how things fare in Rochester first.