Tommy John surgery may be coming for Twins' super-prospect Miguel Sano

Author:
Updated:
Original:

It's been a rough few season for the Minnesota Twins, as they've piled up 90-plus losses in each of the last three since making the playoffs in the inaugural season of Target Field.

The one thing that seemed sure around the organization, was that better days were coming, with two of the top three prospects in baseball on their way in relatively quick fashion.

Tonight, we learn from the Pioneer Press that Tommy John Surgery may be on the horizon for one of those prospects, third baseman Miguel Sano.

Sano, who was shut down earlier this offseason with a strained ulner collateral ligament, seemed to be progressing well towards a spring training return to the diamond, a preseason in which it looked like he may be given the chance to win the starting third base job with the big club.

But according to the St. Paul paper, Twins general manager Terry Ryan did not rule out the massive surgery today, saying that it is the team's hope that Sano can avoid the procedure, but that he can't "tell you for sure" the superstar-in-the-making won't need it.

Tommy John surgery is one of the most serious issues a baseball player can go through, with many believing the player is not back to 100 percent until the second season after the surgery.

Typical recovery time from the surgery ranges anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

Sano hit 35 home runs in 123 games between Class A Fort Myers and Class AA New Britain last season.

Next Up

124906958_401361401236047_6293747214536025849_o

Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

Screen Shot 2020-12-03 at 5.01.58 PM

Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

Hennepin County Government Center

Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

northfield community education center

Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

state hockey tournament, mshsl

MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.

hydrocodon-DEA

Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

los ocampos

Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

covid-19, coronavirus

Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

Jenna Fish

Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Plainview

More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

radio station, microphone

MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

Related