On Saturday, the Minnesota Twins confirmed that top prospect Miguel Sano needs to receive Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will not be able to play for the entire 2014 season, leaving fans and price per head sportsbooks very concerned, and wondering on how soon he’ll recover.
Pay per head services found out that Sano, 20-years-old, will return this week to Minnesota, even though the team did not determine when he will receive the operation.
“I feel pretty frustrated,” Sano told ESPN.com. “I want to cry, because it is very hard for me knowing I had the chance to play with the big team.”
And price per head sportsbooks can fully understand his frustration.
Sano was examined after he tweaked his elbow while making a throw on Thursday during an intrasquad game.
“We believe the right thing is to go ahead with the surgery,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said, according to MLB.com. “I still need to confer with his agent to get all the logistics regarding that, but basically from everything I’ve gathered from our doctors and trainers, it’s an eight-month process from start to finish.
“He’ll hopefully be doing some hitting things four months after the surgery. We hope to have the surgery sometime within in the next month. He’ll have plenty of time to get ready for next year’s spring training.”
Sano, who’s one of the top power-hitting prospects in baseball and a favorite with pay per head services, was diagnosed this winter with a strained ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, but in spring training he was cleared to throw.
In 2013, Sano was able to hit 35 home runs in just 123 minor league games even though he was struggling for much of the season with the elbow injury. Earlier this offseason, Sano told the (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune that this season he expected to hit from 45 to 55 home runs.
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The 243-pound third baseman, who hoped to make the Twins’ Opening Day roster this year, was recently rated by ESPN Insider Keith Law as the No. 8 overall prospect in baseball, and pay per head services are also well aware of what a talented player he is.