Miguel Sano lined singles to center in his first two at-bats Thursday and finished 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Twins prospect Miguel Sano shared an embrace with Yankees star Robinson Cano, his fellow Dominican, prior to Thursday night’s game in Tampa, Fla. Cano was the MVP for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
TAMPA, FLA. – No, Miguel Sano does not have a chance to go north with the Twins for Opening Day. And no, he is not a candidate for a September call-up.
The 19-year-old hasn’t played above low Class A ball, for goodness sakes.
But the Twins, and fans with access to Fox Sports North Plus on Thursday, got to see Sano in action as he was called over from the minor league camp and started at third during the Twins’ 6-1 victory over the Yankees.
Sano lined singles to center in his first two at-bats Thursday and finished 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Much has been made about his defense after committing 42 errors as a third baseman at Class A Beloit last season. Sano was fine in the field, as he was credited with four assists and one putout. He made a very nice play in the seventh when he went to his right to backhand a one-hopper before throwing across his body to first on one bounce to retire Jayson Nix.
The Twins had talked about giving Sano a look this spring and decided Thursday was the right time to do it. They might bring Sano in for another game before camp ends.
“Everyone wants to take a look at him, and this is fun, fun stuff,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He’s like a kid in a candy store. We’re excited to see him.”
Sano said he learned around 7 p.m. Wednesday that he was being brought over to the major league side for a day.
“When I get to play third base [through] the ninth inning, I was so happy,” he said.
The Twins broke open the game with five runs in the fourth off Yankees starter David Phelps, including a bases-clearing triple by Drew Butera.
La VELLE E. NEAL III
|San Diego||12/12/13 7:25 PM|
|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Seattle||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Chicago||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Baltimore||12/16/13 7:40 PM|
|Chicago||59||4th Qtr 9:31|
|Detroit||90||4th Qtr 2:48|
|Philadelphia||90||4th Qtr 4:03|
|San Antonio||109||4th Qtr 0:30|
|Oklahoma City||99||4th Qtr 7:02|
|North Dakota St||73||FINAL|
|Canisius||45||2nd Half 10:19|
|Denver||43||2nd Half 15:13|
|Prairie View||28||2nd Half|
|New Mexico St||24||2nd Half|
|Weber State||26||2nd Half|
|Utah Valley U||33|
|Northwestern St||26||1st Half 4:26|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|(12) Penn State||79||FINAL|
|South Dakota St||83|
|Lewis-Clark State||25||2nd Half 16:08|
|Utah Valley U||41||2nd Half 13:18|
|CS-Bakersfield||2||1st Half 18:24|