Miguel Sano was spotted entering the Minnesota Twins’ clubhouse in Fort Myers, Fla., sporting a walking brace on his right foot, and the Star Tribune’s La Velle E. Neal reports it could be between seven and 10 days before the slugger is able to shed it.
Sano suffered a laceration on his lower right leg while celebrating his hometown winter league team’s Dominican championship back on Jan. 23, and having to be outfitted with a brace certainly is a disappointing setback as spring training gets underway.
The 25-year-old, who battled weight issues as his promising career cratered out last season, rededicated himself this past offseason to a stricter diet and workout regimen that included yoga. Sano is said to have lost approximately 25 pounds, and made a point on several occasions this week to say he feels “great.”
“New year, 2019, everything’s in the past,” Sano said Sunday. “It’s just good to see something different for now and the new Miguel Sano. We’ve got a great team, so we look at the positive stuff, so the negatives we’re leaving in the past.”