A little health update following the Twins win over the Brewers:
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was seen holding a bat in the dugout during the late innings of the win over Milwaukee. Yup, Sano was available to pitch hit late in the game.
The Twins have crafted a batting glove with extra padding on it to provide some protection. Sano has been hit on the left hand twice in about a two week span, leading to a few X-Rays, MRI's and other scans.
Indications after the game were that Sano could be in the starting lineup tomorrow when the Twins face former friend (now foe) Matt Garza. The Twins have played three games without Sano in the lineup and can't wait to get him back. If Sano returns to the No. 3 spot then Joe Mauer will probably be moved to the No. 4 hole. That aggravates fans, but Molitor does it to provide protection for Sano.
The way Eddie Rosario is swinging the bat, Molitor might be comfortable batting him cleanup. I would try that, because Mauer should be batting in front of Sano, not behind him.
HISTORY: Joe Mauer walked in the fifth inning, the 2,810th time he has reached base in his career. That ties him with Kirby Puckett for second most in Twins history. Harmon Killebrew leads with 3,576.