Twins’ Sano undergoes procedure, will miss opening day
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will likely miss the first month of the season, following another procedure to repair a severe cut above the heel on his right foot.
Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said Tuesday that Sano saw a plastic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where he underwent an operation called a debridement that removes damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound.
The gash Sano suffered Jan. 26 when he slipped in the Dominican Republic during his team’s winter league championship celebration was not healing as expected, so the Twins sought a more aggressive treatment.
Falvey said Sano could resume baseball activity in about three weeks, with the goal of starting a minor league rehabilitation assignment in mid-April and joining the Twins in May.