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Sanó returns to the bigs; Garver officially placed on IL

A potentially big bat returns to an already big lineup.

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The Minnesota Twins announced a roster move a short time ago, and it involves a big name coming back to the major-league team. After Twins catcher Mitch Garver was injured while nabbing Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani at home plate last night, the Twins have put Garver on the 10-day injured list with what was determined as a high left ankle sprain. He’s been doing his part for the team this season, batting .329/.418/.747 with 9 homers (already more than his last season) and 19 RBI.

In the corresponding move, the Twins have reinstated Miguel Sano from the injured list. After suffering from a heel laceration during a celebration this past winter, Sanó came back to play in 10 games while rehabbing, batting .316/.364/.579 between Ft Myers, Pensacola, and Rochester. He’s hit two homers and notched nine RBI during that span. With an already potent offense that the Twins have, the addition of Sanó could make it even more potent.

Garver’s MRI came back today and Rocco Baldelli has been quoted as saying that the results were “pretty positive” according to Dan Hayes of The Athletic (Twitter link).