(USA Today)The Minnesota Twins were holding their breath after power-hitting prospect Miguel Sano — ranked No.6 in Baseball Amerca's preseason prospect rankings — reported discomfort in his right elbow on Friday. Unfortunately, their worst fears were realized on Saturday when it was determined he will require Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2014 season.
Sano, 20, originally injured his elbow while playing winter ball in November. The diagnosis was a strained UCL, which the team attempted to rehab through rest and a conservative throwing program. The initial approach seemed to be working, as Sano reported to camp pain free. However, an off balance throw across his body in Thursday's exhibition game aggravated the elbow and left him no choice but to get it fixed through surgery.Read More »from Twin prospect Miguel Sano headed for Tommy John surgery, will miss 2014