Twins slugger Miguel Sano has been cleared to re-join the club’s Summer Camp, per a team announcement. He had previously tested positive for COVID-19.
There’s no indication that Sano is any worse for the wear after dealing with the coronavirus infection. Thankfully, he seems to have had a mild case and has obviously now twice tested negative for a continuing infection.
Sano, 27, is slated to move to first base this season to make way for incoming third bagger Josh Donaldson. If all goes as hoped, Sano will pick up where he left off last year, when he socked a career-high 34 home runs and ran up a .247/.346/.576 batting line in 439 plate appearances.
That big showing earned Sano an extension this spring. Fortunately, for his sake, the deal included only a $3MM salary for the 2020 season — the one that’ll be discounted due to the pandemic. He’s guaranteed a total of $23MM for the 2021-22 campaigns (including the buyout on a 2023 club option).
Its going to take Sano at least until his 7th MLB season to try and see how many homers he can hit over 150+ games
I’d like to know who’s had a serious case? Rhetorical. Answer, NOBODY. Therefor, another non story.
We had a 4o something year old die one house away from our community mailbox.
His wife was hospitalized.
It goes after the weak like a lion on the prowl. What very few of us know is how badly it goes after the healthy.
You only know he was sick. You don’t know how sick. How long it lasted. How is he feeling now.
We have all felt horrible because of a flu. Yes, this isn’t technically a flu, but feeling horrible is not in itself much information.
The good news is Freeman has felt good for a little more than a week. The bad news is that feeling good does not give us a clue of when he might test negative.
i mean he felt pretty bad, doesnt that qualify as at least a more serious case then the asymptomatic average among the rest of the players?
To me… no…
I’m interested in determining how dangerous this is to a healthy 30 year old. When players start getting hospitalized, I’ll look at it differently.
Feeling horrible is bad, but it’s not dangerous. This is just information that I would love to have.
This isn’t the flu, but it’s also not an indiscriminate killer.
As a society, we need to find the vulnerable and protect them. We have so little information. All we have is the angles that news sources provide us. Do you trust them… I don’t.
There are other complications from covid outside death. Lung damage and hospitalizations themselves are bad outcomes.
There’s also evidence from recent studies that asymptomatic patients are still at a high-risk of lung damage. Players may not get hospitalized and may not even realize there has been lung damage for years. Unfortunately it’s going to be awhile before we have good statistical evidence of this.
To healthy 30 year olds? Someone says some healthy 30 year olds suffer lung issues and then we are suppose to believe it’s a threat.
In itself, that’s meaningless. We don’t know anything about these 30 year olds. We don’t know how many.
This is the worst pandemic in 100 years, but this scares me less than the kid killing flu that was going around a few years ago.
There is evidence that asymptotic cases may have lung damage years later?? This has been around for 6 months and it’s possible to determine that? How can their be evidence of that in 6 months when we really have no idea who/how many are asymptotic?
Freeman was quite vocal in saying he was quite sick. Rodriguez from the Red Sox is having heart issues related to COVID-19. It’s not a laughing manner but it can be controlled with reasonable precautions.
It’s very important to know how these players are feeling. The more faces, the more information, the better.
i like al conin
Absolutely. All information is valuable.
I always like Al Conin. I’m sorry they dismissed him.
While I’m glad he’s healthy, I was hoping for a Kirilloff fast track to 1B.
Twins and Yankees in the ALCS. You can book it.
Sano really did luck out with the salary structure of his new contract. He signed a 3 year, $30M contract (includes the $3M buyout on 4th yr., $14M option), but as mentioned above his year 1 salary is only $3M instead of $9M. So his prorated 2020 salary will be about $1.1M, forfeiting ~$1.9M for the shortened season. Had they decided to pay him equally over the 3 year deal ($9M per year), he would have forfeited ~$5.67M for the shortened 2020 season. His contract structure ‘saved’ him $3.75M+ by having the lower salary this season.
(Note): Given Sano’s service time and age, most clubs would also have structured his extension contract in an escalating annual salaries to mirror what could have been made in arbitration or free agency, so he really just got lucky this happened in year 1 of his deal. Regardless, it’s still a huge boon for Sano vs. his other veteran teammates like Donaldson who have their leveled salaries throughout their deal, or even more front loaded.