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Miguel Sano to miss first several weeks of season

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Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is going to miss the first several weeks of the season after undergoing a debridement procedure Tuesday for a cut on his lower right Achilles that would not heal. He is not expect to be ready for game action until May. Sano suffered the cut while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League championship back in January.

Sano, 25, appeared in just 71 games in 2018 but had lost a considerable amount of weight this past offseason and Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said he looked “as good or better as we could have hoped coming into camp.” In his absence, Marwin Gonzalez will likely do most of the work at third base.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.