MINNEAPOLIS – The twins have placed the prisoner Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a reinforced left ankle and returned third boss Miguel Sano from his rehabilitation mission, almost four months after he suffered a serious cut on his right heel.
Minnesota made the moves Wednesday before its game against Los Angeles, after Garver injured the night before in a home plate collision with Angels star Shohei Ohtani. Tanneries were diagnosed with a high bias, which could take longer to heal than other varieties, but both Garver and Rocco Baldelli expressed relief that the injury was not worse. Tanners had a walking shoes in the clubhouse. No timetable for his return to action was announced.
"There is not much inflammation we are happy about," said Garver, who pitched centerfielder Byron Buxton's throw in the eighth inning on Tuesday and tagged Ohtani out to prevent bonding from scoring when Ohtani hit the leg. to get his ankle turning in the 4-3 victory of doubt.
However, there was no malice.
"You should slip into the home plate just as he did. I thought it was a really clean picture," Garver says.
Twinsna leads the Majar with 16 home runs and 38 RBI from the capture position, and also receives strong contributions from Jason Castro and Willians Astudillo. Losing Garver was apparently not the way they wanted Sano back. Garver has had a breakout season, batting .329 with four doubles, nine home runs and 19 RBI for 25 matches. His OPS is 1.164.
Having damaged the heel on January 26 during a party in the Dominican Republic as he slipped on some metal stairs after his team's wintery championship, Sano has finally been cleared for action. He underwent a debridement procedure that removes damaged tissue or foreign matter from a wound on March 5. Sano played in 10 games during his rehab in minors, stopped at Class A Fort Myers, Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Rochester.  The 26-year-old slugger, whose large body of careers has been characterized by more long-lasting injuries than home runs, only beat 1.99 with a .679 OPS in 71 matches last season while spending months in smaller leagues for renovation.  "He's going to play a lot. Fully," Baldelli said, adding: "I think he's in good shape. I think he's fine."
Sano did not play in Minnesota's 8-7 victory against Angels on Wednesday.
"I feel very good, the whole body, mentally and physically," said Sano, who arrived at the ballpark an hour before the game and did not play. "It is a beautiful year for us. The team wins a lot. I am here to play and help the team as well."
Sano's return means Marwin Gonzalez will use his multiplaition skills. He can play all four infield positions and corner outfield spots, and is still likely to be in the lineup almost every day while Baldelli gives various regulars a rest, including Sano.
"He's probably just clamoring to come out and play It's time," Baldelli said.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.