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With padded batting glove, Miguel Sano returns to the Twins lineup

August 8th, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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With protective padding on his left hand, Miguel Sano was set to return to the Twins’ lineup Tuesday after missing three games.

Slotted to hit third and play third base for the Twins in the conclusion of a six-game homestand Tuesday night at Target Field, Sano was hit in the left hand by pitches twice in 11 days.

The slugger looked “timid” in batting practice Monday, manager Paul Molitor said, but was available to pinch hit in Monday’s game. On Tuesday, however, Sano took an early batting practice, which Molitor said went well.

“You could see that there was more confidence and the ball was really coming off his bat,” Molitor said. “He didn’t take a lot of swings, which was a good sign. I think he feels like he’s ready to go. We got him back in there and hopefully he gets right back in the swing of things.”

Sano underwent a resonance imaging exam and CT scan on …

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