• Sano, Buxton Shut Down

    Twins prospect Miguel Sano has been shut down from winter ball, and Byron Buxton may be shut down from the Arizona Fall League.

    According to the Star Tribune's La Velle E. Neal, Miguel Sano has been shut down from the Dominican Winter League. He was in the Twin Cities this last week and diagnosed with a strained right Ulnar Collateral Ligament (yes, the Tommy John ligament). He visited the infamous Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, and he agreed with the diagnosis.

    According to Baseball America's John Manuel, Byron Buxton may be shut down because he has reaggravated his shoulder injury from last month. It is not believed to be serious. In fact, the Arizona Fall League is complete next week.

    It was reported last month that Kohl Stewart did not pitch in the Instructional League due to his sore shoulder. Of course, Alex Meyer also missed over two months with his shoulder issue.

    Hopefully everything with these guys is OK by spring training!! Obviously with guys of this caliber, the Twins need to proceed with utmost caution.

    Comments 18 Comments
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Really puts a damper on the night. Hearing that anybody on your team met with James Andrews really puts a knot in your stomach. Just goes to show you that full season+ can be very demanding. Hope these guys can rest up over the winter and come back strong.
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Puts a damper on my trip down to Phoenix this weekend, as well.
    1. Twins Twerp's Avatar
      Twins Twerp -
      ****!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
      Puts a damper on my trip down to Phoenix this weekend, as well.
      On Buxton, it did say "MAY", so maybe he'll play... but with just one week left, I'm not certain it makes sense to bring him back. You still can see Kepler and Rosario... and maybe Meyer, May, Jones or Achter!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      I've had a couple of conversations with people who know a lot about this. A few comments are that with what Sano has, it's not even a big deal. Resting will do the trick. In fact, for position players, it's not even a big deal. So, this shouldn't be a big deal long term, or by Spring Training.
    1. orangevening's Avatar
      orangevening -
      Ok. Your scareing me Seth. I want to see Sano next year at some point.
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      On Buxton, it did say "MAY", so maybe he'll play... but with just one week left, I'm not certain it makes sense to bring him back. You still can see Kepler and Rosario... and maybe Meyer, May, Jones or Achter!
      Oh yeah, definitely worth the trip. I was just echoing the comment by B Richard.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      This is not like an ACL. Anyway, it does call for Deibinson Romero to be part of the picture initially in 2014.
    1. orangevening's Avatar
      orangevening -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
      This is not like an ACL. Anyway, it does call for Deibinson Romero to be part of the picture initially in 2014.
      What was the deal with Romero? Seemed like he was on verge of getting called up in May/June then he just disappeared or went into the organization's doghouse
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      I think Gardy mentioned Romero on the radio or something. He was on a hot streak. People kind of ran with it. He's maybe replacement level with pop in his bat.

      He's not in a doghouse.
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      I've had a couple of conversations with people who know a lot about this. A few comments are that with what Sano has, it's not even a big deal. Resting will do the trick. In fact, for position players, it's not even a big deal. So, this shouldn't be a big deal long term, or by Spring Training.
      Rest and rehab always does the trick.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      This takes care of all your top 4 prospects

      Hope Eddie Rosario is watching his back
    1. Old Twins Cap's Avatar
      Old Twins Cap -
      What's to worry about. The Twins medical staff is on top of this..... Oh wait.
    1. Lonestar's Avatar
      Lonestar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      I think Gardy mentioned Romero on the radio or something. He was on a hot streak. People kind of ran with it. He's maybe replacement level with pop in his bat.
      How is Romero's defense at 3B?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar View Post
      How is Romero's defense at 3B?
      I'm told it's not very good at all.
    1. ashburyjohn's Avatar
      ashburyjohn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Old Twins Cap View Post
      What's to worry about. The Twins medical staff is on top of this..... Oh wait.
      Attachment 5990
    1. drunksam's Avatar
      drunksam -
      Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
      Puts a damper on my trip down to Phoenix this weekend, as well.
      Yeah, now you'll just have to get drunk with Mark Grace. At least he'll drive.
    1. Highabove's Avatar
      Highabove -
      Quote Originally Posted by Old Twins Cap View Post
      What's to worry about. The Twins medical staff is on top of this..... Oh wait.
      Did someone mention the Twins Medical Staff??

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