Twins bring back utility player Sano from rehab assignment

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have recalled Miguel Sano from his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Rochester, after a 27-game absence because of a strained left hamstring.

The move was made Friday before the Twins hosted the Texas Rangers. Designated hitter Byung Ho Park was sent to the Triple-A club to make room on the roster.

Sano hit .235 with 11 home runs, 27 RBIs and 71 strikeouts in 179 at-bats before the injury, with a .341 on-base percentage. The Twins tried the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Sano in right field to start the season because of a roster crunch at the corner infield spots and designated hitter. He's expected to move around between positions upon his return.

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Sano had four hits, including two homers, in 25 at-bats for Rochester.