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The Sports Xchange, Published March 01 2014

Frustrated Sano to undergo Tommy John surgery, will miss Twins' season

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery and is out for the season.

Sano, the Twins' top prospect, said he "felt something" in his elbow after he made a throw across his body on Thursday. He had an MRI on the elbow Friday, and it revealed he will need the surgery.

No date has been set for the surgery, but Sano's rehab time is estimated at eight months.

"I feel pretty frustrated," Sano told ESPN.com. "I want to cry, because it is very hard for me knowing I had the chance to play with the big team."

Sano hit 35 home runs in just 123 minor league games last year despite battling the sore elbow for most of the season.

"It's disappointing for the organization. It's more disappointing for the player," assistant general manager Rob Antony told FOX Sports. "He's a 20-year-old player who's arguably one of the top five prospects in the game. Everybody has to deal with adversity at some point in their career. This is a slight setback for him, but hopefully he'll get this taken care of, he comes back healthy and strong, and he'll be in big league camp next year at 21."