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5 Things Minnesota Twins Fans Need To Know About Miguel Sano

5 Things Minnesota Twins Fans Need To Know About Miguel Sano

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Minnesota Twins highly-regarded prospect Miguel Sano had his 2014 season wiped out because of Tommy John surgery, but remains on a fast-track to the major leagues. An elite power hitter with a ridiculously high ceiling, Sano and top prospect Byron Buxton provide the Twins a bright future. Here are five things that Minnesota fans need to know about their future third baseman.

5. Movie Star

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5. Movie Star

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Already the subject of two documentaries -- "Ballplayer: Pelotero" and "The Miguel Sanó Story" -- the 21-year-old is no stranger to cameras. His every move in the minor leagues has been captured on film for the past two years.

4. Age Controversy

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4. Age Controversy

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Sano's age and identity have been scrutinized more than any player in the history of the Dominican Republic. Before signing his contract, he endured a lengthy MLB investigation that included bone structure examinations and other tests to determine if his age was really 16.

3. Tommy John Surgery

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3. Tommy John Surgery

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The highly-touted prospect underwent a 90-minute surgical procedure for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in March and will miss the entire 2014 season. Sano has already begun a throwing program and might play in this year's Dominican Winter League.

2. Elite Power Hitter

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2. Elite Power Hitter

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Despite pain in his right elbow, the young bopper smacked 35 home runs in only 123 minor league games last year. Prior to having Tommy John surgery, Sano had a goal to hit 45 to 55 homers this season.

1. 2015 MLB Arrival?

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1. 2015 MLB Arrival?

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Sano was projected to make his MLB debut at Target Field this year, and would have likely been the 2015 Opening Day third baseman. Barring any setbacks in his recovery, the 230-pound corner infielder should become a mainstay in the Twins' lineup sometime next season.

Marvin Moore is a Texas Rangers writer at RantSports. Follow him on Twitter at @SportsMarvin, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your circles on Google.