Report: Twins yet to talk to Miguel Sano about a contract extension

He's still just 24 but is dealing with plenty of distractions.
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Twins All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano confirmed to the Pioneer Press on Tuesday that he has not been approached by the front office about a contract extension. 

“If something happens, it happens, but I’m not thinking about that," Sano told Mike Berardino. "I’m thinking about playing my game.”

The 24-year-old is eligible for arbitration next season, and if he can put together a full season in 2018 that resembles his first half in 2017, then he'll be due for a big raise from the $600,000 he's set to make this season. 

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It's unclear if his legal situation will be a factor in future negotiations, but it could impact the numbers he puts up this season.

That's because there's a realistic chance he gets suspended once MLB officials finish investigating allegations that Sano sexually harassed a photographer in 2015. 

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Sano met with investigators for 4 hours

His health is also a concern as he's still not quite four months removed from surgery to insert a titanium rod in his left shin. 

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