Twins reinstate Sano from DL; Cave to Triple-A

Third baseman had missed 24 games with left hamstring strain

May 24th, 2018

Slugger is back with the Twins.

Minnesota announced Thursday that the club had reinstated Sano from the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jake Cave to Triple-A Rochester to make room on the 25-man roster.

Sano, who went 6-for-16 (.375) with two home runs, three RBIs and three walks on a five-game rehab assignment with the Red Wings, missed the past 24 games with a left hamstring strain.

The 25-year-old Sano was batting .213/.289/.450 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 20 games prior to landing on the disabled list. The third baseman was an All-Star in 2017, as he set career highs with 112 hits, 75 runs scored, 28 long balls and 77 RBIs in 114 games with Minnesota.

Cave, the Twins' No. 25-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, played in three games for Minnesota and hit a home run in his MLB debut on Saturday vs. the Brewers. The 25-year-old has batted .265/.355/.356 with one homer and 17 RBIs in 35 games for Rochester this season.