Twins prospect Miguel Sano is fully recovered from the Tommy John elbow surgery that caused him to miss all of last season.
Director of minor league operations Brad Steil told Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Sano “is doing pretty much everything” and “is able to do everything in the workouts.”
Now the big question is whether he’ll be able to re-establish himself as a third baseman long term, because even before the elbow injury there were questions about Sano’s massive size possibly forcing him to an outfield corner or first base.
Last year, before the injury, Sano ranked as a top-10 prospect according to both Baseball America and MLB.com. Even after missing an entire season he remains a consensus top-20 prospect and if everything goes according to plan he could be hitting in the middle of the Twins’ lineup at some point this year.
NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.
Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).
Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).
Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).
MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.
This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.
In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.
Expanded video review started in 2014.