Sano left off Twins' roster for wild-card game
Pat Sweeney | Oct 3, 2017 AT 4:19 pm
The Minnesota Twins left All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano off their roster for the AL wild-card playoff game against the New York Yankees after he failed to fully recover from an injured left shin.
Sano missed 38 games after fouling a ball off his shin, returned as a pinch hitter Friday and was Minnesota's designated hitter Saturday and Sunday. He was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning of Sunday's regular-season finale after feeling discomfort in the leg. Sano went 1 for 8 with three strikeouts in the series against Detroit and finished the season with a .264 average. 28 homers and 77 RBIs in 114 games.
Robbie Grossman will be the DH in Tuesday night's game.
Luis Severino (14-6) starts for the Yankees and Ervin Santana (16-8) for the Twins.