News Goes From Bad To Worse For Twins Slugger

Knee soreness that was first labeled as a sprain by the Minnesota Twins, has now been diagnosed as a mensicus tear for first baseman Miguel Sano, forcing him to undergo surgery. 

The Twins placed Sano on the 10-day IL two days ago, but now will be without their hefty 1B for a much more lengthy period.

Manager Rocco Baldelli gave the dreaded "no timetable for his return" response, which is never good. The typical recovery period for this sort of issue is at least 4-6 weeks, but could certainly be longer. 

Adding insult to injury is the fact that Sano's injury originated during, of all things, a victory celebration after a bizarre and wild walk-off win last week. 

The 29-year-old Sano had been off to a dreadful start this season, hitting just .093 (5-for-54), with a .379 OPS, only a single home run and a single run scored. 

For now, Luis Arraez has taken over at first base for the Twins, while top prospect Jose Miranda, just recalled from Triple-A, will get a look as well.