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#1 Tibs

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:47 PM

I just posted this in another thread, but I figured it could be its own thread. La Velle E. Neal III released a report a little bit ago and in it he had an update on Miguel Sano.

[FONT=Arial]And here's a Miguel Sano update. The slugging prospect was shut down early in winter ball season because of a strained right ulnar collateral ligament. But he's been examined in Fort Myers, Fla., and has been given a clean bill of health. He'll return to the Dominican Republic, where he'll resume throwing, then return to Fort Myers in January to train in advance of the 2014 season.[/FONT]


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

YES!!! I know his value is in the power but that arm is supposedly legit. What he loses in foot speed he gains in arm. Now I just need to hear an update on Byron's shoulder

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:58 PM

According to the Star Tribune's LaVelle E Neal's afternoon update, doctors have cleared top prospect Miguel Sano, saying that his elbow in which he strained his ulnar collateral ligament is completely healthy.

[FONT=Arial]The slugging prospect was shut down early in winter ball season because of a strained right ulnar collateral ligament. But he's been examined in Fort Myers, Fla., and has been given a clean bill of health. He'll return to the Dominican Republic, where he'll resume throwing, then return to Fort Myers in January to train in advance of the 2014 season.[/FONT]


Sano had played in just two games with just five at bats in the Dominican for Estrellas de Oriente.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

Wow, is that some fantastic news. Dodged a bullet.

#5 JP3700

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

Best news of the day. Thanks for the update

#6 nicksaviking

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:12 PM

Might be the best news of the offseason, and it's been a pretty good offseason.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

This really is great news. I'm all amped up now!
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#8 Boom Boom

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

I'm glad he's been cleared, but I've heard this before, and sometimes shortly before a torn ligament.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:00 PM

I'm glad he's been cleared, but I've heard this before, and sometimes shortly before a torn ligament.


That was my thought as well, but I'm glad someone else took charge of the doom-and-gloom department today. Hopefully it will prove to be unwarranted pessimism.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

That was my thought as well, but I'm glad someone else took charge of the doom-and-gloom department today. Hopefully it will prove to be unwarranted pessimism.


Only time will tell. For now, however, we can move forward with increased optimism since the immediate concerns regarding his elbow have been quelled.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:43 PM

I'm glad he's been cleared, but I've heard this before, and sometimes shortly before a torn ligament.


Keep in mind that a UCL injury for hitters is far different from pitchers. Unless it's completely torn, rest and rehab is likely the right answer.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:51 PM

YES!!! I know his value is in the power but that arm is supposedly legit. What he loses in foot speed he gains in arm. Now I just need to hear an update on Byron's shoulder


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[FONT=Arial]Terry Ryan termed Byron Buxton's left shoulder strain "just a tweak." Said he's "fine now."[/FONT]

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:55 PM

In the last year, Buxton (shoulder), Meyer (arm), Sano (elbow) and Pinto (shoulder) have all missed at least some time with injuries. Combine that with Rosario's looming suspension and there seems to be many reasons to be concerned about the team's top prospects. However, it looks like all will be healthy this spring. It shows to me that counting on the prospects to carry the team to championships is not a sure thing.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:42 PM

In the last year, Buxton (shoulder), Meyer (arm), Sano (elbow) and Pinto (shoulder) have all missed at least some time with injuries. Combine that with Rosario's looming suspension and there seems to be many reasons to be concerned about the team's top prospects.


As for Buxton and Sano, I'm not concerned. This past calendar year they played way more baseball than they ever had before. It's not entirely surprising that they might tweak something toward the end of an especially arduous season. These guys are human- they wear down after an extended season, especially one that they had never gone through before in terms of length. Meyer appears to be healthy and Sano has been cleared. I'm not incredibly worried that injury will be the factor that holds them back
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