Word out of Minnesota is unfortunate this morning. Twins mega-prospect Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery to repair a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. Sano apparently hurt himself in an intrasquad game last week when he rushed a throw.
We first became interested in Sano after seeing the documentary Pelotero.
Sano has been bothered by arm troubles dating back to last minor league season. He elected to rest and strengthen at that time, but now there’s no avoiding the surgery and dreaded long recovery time.
Here’s to a quick recovery for Sano. We are hopeful to someday see a lineup that contains both Byron Buxton and Sano at the same time in Minneapolis. The jury is very much out right now as to if we will ever see that – or if either guy will ever fully develop.