He has been battling a sore knee for a few days now.
He tweaked his knee in a rundown last Tuesday, and while it didn’t seem serious at the time, it could mean he misses some time according to the latest news from Minneapolis.
“The Twins and Miguel Sanó are considering surgery as an option to help resolve the slugger’s left knee issue, Rocco Baldelli said today in Baltimore. Baldelli indicated that course of action, if chosen, wouldn’t sideline Sanó for the season. Decision expected this week,” MLB.com’s reporter Joe Trezza tweeted on Tuesday.
The Twins and Miguel Sanó are considering surgery as an option to help resolve the slugger's left knee issue, Rocco Baldelli said today in Baltimore. Baldelli indicated that course of action, if chosen, wouldn't sideline Sanó for the season. Decision expected this week.
— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) May 2, 2022
If he is not going to miss the remainder of the season, it probably means his ACL is in good shape.
However, he could be dealing with tendinitis, or a meniscus issue.
We Will Have To Wait For Additional Updates
In any case, these are all speculations: we will have to wait until the Twins provide additional information about the state of his knee.
What we do know is that he was off to a lousy start of the 2022 season.
Sano, who slashed .223/.312/.466 last season and slugged 30 home runs with a .778 OPS, is batting .093/.231/.148 with one home run in 65 plate appearances.
His anemic .379 OPS is proof that he has been really struggling offensively.
He has some severe contact issues, but those numbers may suggest he is hurting.
When healthy, he is one of a few Twins who can hit 30 homers any given season.
Any prolonged absence will be felt by a Twins lineup that, outside of Byron Buxton, has struggled to get going in the power department, even though they are in first place of the AL Central division.