LEN3 got some good news from Terry Ryan, in classic cheshire cat TR style
BUXTON: Terry Ryan wasn't sure, but he thought Byron Buxton took batting practice on Wednesday. If not, then he's real close. That means he needs a few days of batting practice/full pre-game work then he'll probably play in a few camp games before the Twins will be ready to send him to a farm team. But it appears that he's getting closer to getting on the field.
He only "thought" that Buxton took BP?....uhh, riiight....
So it appears that, finally, Buxton is close to taking live BP. [My source in Ft Myers was at the rained-out game on Thursday and said he saw no sign of either Buxton or Sano approximately 1.5 hours before game time.]
Mike Berardino took his turn at quizzing Ryan on Friday evening, as well, and got this additional nugget of good news http://blogs.twincit...winging-a-bat/:
Miguel Sano could soon be swinging a bat
Sano has a July 7 appointment in New York City with Mets team physician Dr. David Altchek, who performed his Tommy John surgery in mid-March.
Typically at four months following surgery, position players are able to resume taking light swings....
“We’ll see whether (Altchek) will give him the OK to make the next step,” Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. “I’m guessing he’s anxious to get out there and start doing something.”
Ryan sounded pleased with Sano’s conditioning during this long layoff from baseball activities.
“He’s in shape,” Ryan said. “He’s a big man.”
Our long Twins nightmare may soon be over.
Edited by jokin, 28 June 2014 - 01:48 AM.