GM Terry Ryan confirmed Miguel Sano will not play winter ball.
Sano is still recovering from Tommy John surgery after tearing his UCL early in 2014. While a TJ surgery's recovery time is significantly shorter than the normal one year timetable for a pitcher, Sano still won't be ready for Winter Ball. After the Twins' other top prospect, Byron Buxton, stumbled through a injury plagued minor league season, Minnesota may be more cautious with the 21-year old Sano, who is known for his massive raw power. Because he's not going to be able to play winter ball, the possibility of Sano getting called up to the majors at some point next summer is looking very unlikely.
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