The Minnesota Twins’ run to the postseason is made even more improbable by the fact that All-Star Miguel Sano has been out for the last month. On Thursday, Twins GM Thad Levine joined Mackey and Judd on 1500ESPN. When asked about Sano’s health, he opened the door to the possibility Sano could see some at-bats this weekend.

“What we’ve heard from a recent trip to a specialist is he isn’t at risk of further injuring himself and it’s a matter of pain tolerance,” Levine said. “He can play. So it’s really up to Miguel to evaluate. If he does that, we can get him some live at-bats, whether it’s simulated games against some of our pitchers or potentially even playing a game or two this weekend if he’s able. Then we can evaluate whether he can contribute in a playoff scenario before the beginning of next week.”

Levine said that Sano, who has been battling a shin injury, told manager Paul Molitor that he wants to get back in time to play in the Twins’ Wild Card game.