4:04 PM EDT, Tue July 07, 2015

Twinsights: Miguel Sano hopes he's here to stay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Miguel Sano has seen other Twins prospects before him get called up to the majors only to be sent back down for additional seasoning. Aaron Hicks. Oswaldo Arcia. Danny Santana. Kennys Vargas. It has happened to all of them. So upon his arrival Thursday at age 22, Sano made it clear he has no interest in seeing any more of Double-A Chattanooga or even Triple-A Rochester. “This is the opportunity I wanted my whole life,” Sano said. “I (will) try to stay here my whole career and never get sent down.” Sano was slotted right into […] The post Twinsights: Miguel Sano...

Miguel Sano will add to the fun and probably to the struggle

If it wasn’t official already, the news that broke Wednesday of the Twins calling up slugger Miguel Sano makes it so: this is the summer the organization went at least most of the way in on a youth movement. This also is the summer that the Twins and their fans will re-learn a difficult truth: it often takes a while for prospects to pan out, even if they are as highly regarded as many of the ones the Twins to whom the Twins are giving chances. The season began with high hopes that three young hitters who showed promise in 2014 – Danny Santana, Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia – could...
Twinkie Town Jun 23, 2015

Making room for Ervin Santana

The biggest free agent signing in franchise history is scheduled to make his Twins debut on July 5. When the Twins cut Jordan Schafer loose last week it ostensibly served as a roster-clearing maneuver for the eventual return of Ervin Santana. Santana is scheduled to be activated on July 4, and make his Minnesota Twins debut on Sunday, July 5 in Kansas City. That's just 12 days away. Minnesota's front office is facing a roster crunch on a number of levels. As far as position players go, adding Miguel Sano and Oswaldo Arcia and Josmil Pinto would make the Major League team better but would...

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