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Miguel Sano undergoes surgical procedure; possibly out until May.

A blow to the team’s high hopes for their third baseman.

MLB: Minnesota Twins-Media Day Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Sano reportedly underwent a surgical procedure today (Tuesday) to help accelerate the healing process on the cut which has kept him out thus far into spring training.

The procedure was conducted by the Mayo Clinic, after the team had Sano fly back north Monday due to concerns about the slow rate at which the cut was healing. The doctors debrided (basically cleaned out) the wound, and put in two sutures to help prevent it from reopening.

The injury, which the Twins third baseman suffered during a celebration of his Dominican Winter League team’s championship, is reportedly a horizontal cut behind his achilles tendon.

Sano will be in walking boot again for at least the next few weeks. According to Twins’ general manager Derek Falvey, Sano may be out until May. While this is bad news for the progress of the budding star, who the Twins were counting on, it likely means more reps for Willians Astudillo, Marwin Gonzalez, and Ehire Adrianza.