Sano rejoins Twins, missed 24 games with hamstring injury

The Associated Press
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano waves his glove to a fan during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Sano rejoins Twins, missed 24 games with hamstring injury

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano waves his glove to a fan during a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have reinstated third baseman Miguel Sano from the disabled list after he missed the last 24 games with a strained left hamstring.

The Twins sent outfielder Jake Cave on Thursday to Triple-A Rochester.

Sano went 6 for 16 with two homers and three walks on a five-game rehab assignment at Rochester. Before he was hurt, Sano batted just .213 with five homers and 14 RBIs with 36 strikeouts in 20 games. Sano, an All-Star in 2017, has never played in more than 116 games in the majors due to injuries.

The Twins start a three-game series in Seattle against the Mariners on Friday. They are still missing three regulars from their lineup: shortstop Jorge Polanco (suspension), first baseman Joe Mauer (neck strain) and catcher Jason Castro (knee surgery).

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