Now the Twins have another Miguel Sano situation to monitor.
Sano will have tests done on his lower left shin after leaving the game in the fourth inning Saturday. Sano grounded into an inning ending double play but barely jogged to first on the play.
We learned after the game that from manager Paul Molitor that Sano reported soreness on Friday, although its not known how he was injured. He iced the shin after Friday's game and said he was well enough to play. The Twins used him as the designated hitter to keep him off the shin a little bit.
"Obviously it's bothering him," Molitor said. "You can see how he ran down to first base. We got him out and we are going to run some tests in the morning and see how he's doing."
I don't expect to see Sano in the lineup on Sunday. The Diamondbacks will start lefthander T.J. McFarland. So it would appear to be a good time for the Twins to give Mitch Garver his first major league start. He could DH while Chris Gimenez catches.
Three catchers. Ron Gardenhire probably looked at the Twins roster and said, "this looks familiar."
Gardy was Gardy today. Eduardo Escobar went up to greet Gardenhire before the game, and the former manager's quick wit was ready. "Hey, take it easy on us," Gardenhire said to him. "You trying to get me fired again?"