Miguel Sano Cleared to Rejoin Twins After Testing Positive for COVID-19 Upon Camp Arrival

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Good news, Minnesota Twins fans! Miguel Sano has been cleared to begin practicing for the upcoming season, according to the team’s Director of Communications and Player Relations, Dustin Morse.

After testing positive for COVID-19 during his arrival to Summer Camp, he had to quarantine until testing negative and going through proper protocols. Not only is it great to have him health, but it ensures we will get to see Sano-doubter home runs sooner, rather than later.

It has been a crazy few months for Sano. Prior to reporting for Summer Camp, he was accused of kidnapping an individual who was accused of raping Sano’s brother. While Sano was not charged, it still has impacted everything surrounding the all-star player, and his life since baseball was postponed. Throw in the positive COVID-19 test, upon his arrival, and I can’t imagine a more hectic time for this young man.

Optimism for the third-baseman — turned first-baseman — is high, entering 2020. After a career year in 2019, it is well-deserved. He hit a career-high 34 home runs, 79 RBI, while batting .247 with a .575 slugging percentage. Sano isn’t expected to hit at a high percentage, but the raw power is always something Twins fans look forward to. He’s here to drop bombas.

Jack Kewitsch | Minnesota Sports Fan

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