Tonight’s Twins lineup

Buxton CF

Nunez SS

Herrmann DH

Vargas 1B

Sano 3B

Rosario LF

Fryer C

Beresford 2B

Robinson RF

Berrios RHP

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Miguel Sano is back.

    The Twins’ top slugging prosect plays his first game tonight since late 2013, manning third base for Minnesota as it opens the preseason schedule against the Gophers in Hammond Stadium. Sano missed all of the 2014 season after having a ligament replaced in his right elbow, but he’s completely healthy and ready to try to reach the major leagues sometime this season.

    Sano isn’t the only one marking a landmark today, of course. Paul Molitor made out his first lineup as Twins’ manager, and said he had fun doing it. He’s using mostly young players; in fact, it’s conceivable none of today’s starters will be on the team next month — though several of them should arrive sometime this year.

    Game time is 6 p.m. CST, and the game is being televised on on Fox Sports North.

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