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Twins set another home run record

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The Twins have already set the all-time record for home runs in a single season. Now they have another record: they have become the first team in baseball history to have five different players hit at least 30 home runs. Multiple teams have had four guys do it.

Miguel Sanó became the fifth man in the club, golfing a 482-foot moon shot during last night’s victory over the White Sox. In hitting his 30th he joined Nelson Cruz (37), Max Kepler (36), Eddie Rosario (31) and Mitch Garver (30) in the club.

The Twins now have 289 homers on the season. Which, while a record, does not ensure that they will even lead the American League in that category this year. The Yankees have hit 287. Minnesota has 11 games left. The Yankees have ten.

Here’s Sanó’s blast:

Freddie Freeman has elbow surgery

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Freddie Freeman‘s elbow began barking in the second half of the season and he was a shadow of himself in the month of September. The Braves rested him for half a minute in the season’s final week but he still played 158 games in 2019. They said he was good to go for the NLDS but he was clearly limited, going 4-for-22 in the Braves’ series loss to the Cardinals.

Today the Braves announced that Freeman underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday. The team said today that the procedure involved the removal of three fragmented loose bodies and the cleaning up of multiple bone spur formations.

It’s not clear if more rest down the stretch would’ve made a difference for him — and it’s not clear that the Braves had options at first base for the postseason that were substantially better than even a limited Freeman — but it’s clear that not having Freeman feeling like himself in the heart of the order was a problem.

Freeman is expected to be good-to-go for spring training.