Twins reinstate third baseman Sano from disabled list

In a surprise move ahead of their final series of the regular season, the Minnesota Twins reinstated All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano from the disabled list Friday.

The Twins wrap up the regular season with a three-game series against Detroit at Target Field then will play in the American League wild-card game Tuesday, likely in New York against the Yankees. This weekend could be seen as a tuneup for Sano as he tries to ready himself for the postseason after a long absence.

Sano wasn’t in the lineup Friday ahead of the Twins’ first game against the Tigers.

Activating Sano makes him eligible for the playoff roster, which has yet to be announced.

Sano hasn’t played since suffering a leg injury on Aug. 19, and is hitting .267 with 28 home runs in 111 games this season.

The Twins clinched a postseason spot earlier this week, becoming the first team in major-league history to lose 100 games (they finished 59-103 in 2016) and advance to the playoffs the following season.