Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano to have rod surgically inserted in his leg

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 10: Miguel Sano (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 10: Miguel Sano (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins will soon have their own version of the Six Million Dollar Man after Miguel Sano undergoes surgery.

Miguel Sano was one of the main reasons that the Minnesota Twins stayed mainly afloat in the first half of the 2017 season. A shin injury sidelined Sano for a majority of the second half and now it appears that the slugger is heading for surgery on his left shin.

According to the Star Tribune, Sano will have a rod inserted into his shin bone to help strengthen his lower leg. Sano is basically becoming the Terminator or the Six Million Dollar Man on a much smaller scale.

The surgery will go down on November 13 in New York. The Star Tribune says that the Twins did not set a timetable for Sano’s return from the surgery, but he could be ready by the time that spring training rolls around in February. Only about 100 days until pitchers and catchers report, folks!

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Sano, obviously, is a huge part of the future for the Minnesota Twins. If the World Series is any indication of the trends in baseball, the Twins need to find more power in their lineup and having a healthy Sano all season long would go a long way in finding more home runs.

The third baseman missed over a month of the second half, but did play in the final weekend of the regular season. Sano was doing that in an effort to play in the American League Wild Card Game but Sano was not healthy enough to be on the Twins’ playoff roster. Sano then waited a month to see if any more progress would happen in his recovery and that didn’t come to fruition which resulted in the now scheduled surgery.

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Sano and the rest of the Twins will return to action in February for spring training action. The Twins will play an exhibition game against the University of Minnesota to kick off spring activities in Florida in just a couple months.