Miguel Sano to participate in Home Run Derby

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 21: Miguel Sano
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 21: Miguel Sano /

Miguel Sano will participate in the Home Run Derby.

Wednesday night was a winning night for Minnesota Twins fans. The Twins finally got a win over the Boston Red Sox after dropping the first two of the series against the American League East foe, but fans also found out that Miguel Sano will reportedly participate in the Home Run Derby.

Our friends over at Bleacher Report pointed out the tweet from Hector Gomez of Z Digital:

The power of Sano can’t be denied. Sano has hit multiple home runs this year that would go along great with the fireworks that will be seen throughout the next few days in America.

Through 69 games played, Sano has 18 home runs in the 2017 campaign. Sano has 61 homers in his career in 265 games played at the major league level.

It appears that Miguel Sano will be playing double duty at the All-Star Game. Other than the first week of reporting, Sano has been the leading vote getter for American League third basemen throughout the All-Star voting updates.

Six different Twins have participated in the Home Run Derby according to The Baseball Cube. Tom Brunansky in 1985, Gary Gaetti in 1989, Torii Hunter in 2002, Justin Morneau in 2007 and 2008, Joe Mauer in 2009 and Brian Dozier in 2014 are Minnesota’s past participants.

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Justin Morneau is the only Twin to win the Home Run Derby when he won the contest in 2008. The second highest finish for a Twins player is fifth which Hunter in 2002 and Morneau in 2007 both achieved.

Sano is leading the Twins with 18 home runs this season. Only Brian Dozier with 13 dingers and Eddie Rosario with 10 taters also have double-digit home runs for the Twins as we close out the month of June.

You can vote for Sano and get him into the MLB All-Star Game online and help make sure that he is in the starting lineup. The voting ends on June 29, so get you votes in quickly. The 88th All-Star Game is set for Tuesday, July 11 from Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. The Home Run Derby is set for the day before,  July 10.

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