Skip to main content
Publish date:

Miguel Sano likely to rejoin the Twins after a rehab assignment in Rochester

He was approved for a rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester.

Miguel Sano has been cleared by the Twins to start a rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester on Saturday. 

It's a good indication that Sano, out since April 28 with a strained hamstring, will be back in the Twins' lineup some time next week. 

The encouraging update came from manager Paul Molitor, who earlier this week wasn't as optimistic about Sano after watching him struggle through a running drill. 

"I thought he looked significantly better," Molitor said, via "Better effort means less pain. We're going to have to have a conversation today about whether he's ready to start a rehab. If not, it's imminent and that's encouraging. We're just going to try to figure out the plan and see how long it takes for him to show us he's ready to be an everyday player for us."

Today's Top Stories

Will Taylor be forced to choose between Towns, Thibodeau?

Sign up for a daily newsletter featuring the top Minnesota stories

San is hitting .213 with 5 homers and 14 RBI in 20 games this season. 

Next Up

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win

The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils

Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.

Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 4.10.54 PM

Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home

Police say he's not believed to be in danger.

vote, election

7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results

There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.

child vaccine pexels

How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?

The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.

police lights

Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury

Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

1 dead after driver crashes into stalled vehicle on shoulder

The vehicle stopped on the side of the road was unoccupied at the time.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Update: Vikings say Griffen is out of his home, 'getting the care he needs'

After hours in his residence, the 33-year-old exited "without incident," the team said.

The search involved several local public safety agencies, including a State Patrol helicopter unit and a K9 team.

Woman, 22, dies in crash just outside Brainerd

Another woman was injured in the collision.


Twins waiting for Sano to make more progress after injury

He's been out since April 28 with a hamstring strain.

Twins recall Sano after torrid hitting streak at Triple-A

Sano got super hot during his five-game rehab stint.

Sano homers in 4-hit performance, call-up to Twins nears

Sano is working his way through the minors on a rehab assignment.

MLB will not suspend Twins third baseman Miguel Sano

The decision comes nearly three months after he was accused.

Miguel Sano

Sano nearing return, how will Baldelli change the lineup?

Minnesota is one of the most powerful teams in baseball without Sano.

Twins demote Miguel Sano to the minors

Sano is hitting just .203 on the season.