Wed, 25 Nov 2009 05:39:14 -0800
Twins.MLB.com's Kelly Thesier reports Minnesota Twins SS Miguel Angel Sano will play under the name Miguel Jean when he comes to the United States. He played with the name Sano, his mother's maiden name, to respect the Dominican Republic. The plan is to have him start his career with the Twins' rookie Gulf Coast League squad in Fort Myers, Fla.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:11:48 -0700
Kelly Thesier, of MLB.com, reports Minnesota Twins SS Miguel Angel Sano was issued a work visa this week, and is now free to play for the team in the United States. He is expected to play for the team's rookie Gulf Coast League team in the summer next season.
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:31:44 -0700
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has no regrets about how negotiations for draft pick Miguel Angel Sano turned out. "We had a clear understanding that when (Rob Plummer, Sano's agent) was ready, he would give us a call," Huntington said. "Unfortunately, that didn't happen. That's the frustrating part about it. We tried to follow the process... We move on. There are players still out there who are eligible to be signed."
Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:21:53 -0700
La Velle E. Neal III, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Twins made their deal with Dominican SS Miguel Angel Sano official Wednesday, Sept. 30. The deal is worth $3.15 million, which is the second largest bonus ever given to a Latin American player and the largest for a position player. Sano is expected to bypass the Latin American program and begin with the Twins' Gulf Coast League team.
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 19:14:42 -0700
Jorge Arangure Jr., of ESPN The Magazine, reports the Minnesota Twins will sign Dominican free-agent SS Miguel Angel Sano for a $3.15 million bonus, according to his agent, Rob Plummer. Sano's deal is contingent upon obtaining a visa to play in the United States.
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 08:41:39 -0700
MASN.com's Steve Melewski reports free-agent Dominican SS Miguel Angel Sano has dropped his asking price in recent weeks. Major League baseball's investigation did not prove that Sano is or is not 16. The potential that he might be older is likely to bring his asking price down more.
Wed, 26 Aug 2009 07:34:30 -0700
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Dejan Kovacevic reports negotiations with Dominican SS Miguel Angel Sano have stalled. The Pittsburgh Pirates made one formal offer - less than $3 million - on July 2 but pulled the offer two weeks ago out of frustration that the process was taking so long. They are the only team known to have made a paper offer.
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:34:44 -0700
Joe Starkey, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports the Texas Rangers have expressed interest in Dominican SS Miguel Angel Sano.
Thu, 02 Jul 2009 14:50:26 -0700
La Velle E. Neal III, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Twins have made an offer to Dominican SS Miguel Angel Sano, which is contingent upon him being able to prove that he is 16 years old. The Twins' offer is believed to be around $3 million.
Thu, 02 Jul 2009 13:06:27 -0700
Dejan Kovacevic, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Pirates made an offer to Dominican SS Miguel Angel Sano. However, nothing is expected to materialize with Sano until MLB completes its investigation of his age, which could take a few days.