I had Marshall Kelner, the Fort Myers radio voice, on with me Monday when I hosted 9-Noon on KFAN. Kelner has watched Miguel Sano play and work out with the Miracle and spoke highly of how Sano has invested in becoming a better player.
Sano is working out almost daily, and is starting to get his legs under him. I checked on this today and was told his conditioning, or lack of, at the beginning of the season made it hard for him to repeat his swing. His legs are stronger and he's starting to come around.
He's been on most road trips, even if he's not scheduled to play, getting his work in and helping out teammates. If someone makes a mistake, Sano had talked to them about the mistake before the coaches or manager get to the player.
Sano even has warmed up pitchers before innings while the catcher slips on his gear.
In Class A Fort Myers' 7-4 victory on Wednesday, Sano hit his second home run with the Miracle and walked twice in four plate appearances. His batting average is .321 with a .406 on-base percentage in 56 at-bats.
Still haven't heard of a timetable for him to return, but he's got to be able to play third base when he returns because they have Joe Mauer at first and Logan Morrison to DH. I'm sure there will be a few games where Sano will DH and even fill in at first, but he's got to be in shape to play third.
Sano has been on a two games on, one game off/workout/drills schedule. Indications are that he's made enough progress that he is close to playing more frequently than that.
All of this suggests that Sano definitely has bought in to what the Twins want him to do.