Miguel Sano out Sunday with sprained right ankle

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Via Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano was on crutches as he walked into the visiting clubhouse on Sunday morning on O.Co Coliseum.

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the 22-year-old phenom suffered a sprained right ankle during pregame work before Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Oakland A’s.

Sano served as the Twins’ designated hitter in that loss despite suffering the injury. He struck out in his first three at-bats but hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning and may have made the ankle worse while running it out. Ryan wouldn’t speculate whether the 22-year-old is going to need a disabled list stint.

Sano, one of the top hitting prospects in baseball, has batted .326 with a .992 OPS and nine RBI over his first 13 major league games. It would be a huge loss for the second-place Twins if he needs two weeks off.

Minnesota’s other top rookie, Byron Buxton, has been out since late June with a thumb injury.

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.