The Twins will be without their best player in a do-or-die game against the Yankees.
The Twins have set their roster for Tuesday night’s one-game playoff against the Yankees, and there is one major missing piece.
Miguel Sano, who has only played in three games since a mid-August shin injury, is not on the roster. He went 1–8 in three appearances as the DH over the weekend but the Twins decided to hold him out of Tuesday’s game after seeing him work out on Monday.
“It’s been challenging trying to get him prepared in such a short window,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said after the workout. “I think we’re encouraged that he’s going to be available (Tuesday) in some capacity. We’re going to see how the workout goes today. Whether he’s going to start or not, I still haven’t inked it in yet, but I’m waiting to have him on the bench.”
The Twins and Yankees face off in the Bronx at 8 p.m. Tuesday night with Luis Severino going against Ervin Santana.
Both teams released their lineups for the game shortly before 4 p.m.
• Brian Dozier – 2B
• Joe Mauer – 1B
• Jorge Polanco – SS
• Eddie Rosario – LF
• Eduardo Escobar – 3B
• Max Kepler – RF
• Byron Buxton – CF
• Jason Castro – C
• Robbie Grossman – DH
• Ervin Santana – RHP
The full Minnesota roster for the game is below.
Matt Belisle, Jose Berrios, Buddy Boshers, Alan Busenitz, Tyler Duffey, Dillon Gee, Trevor Hilderberger, Adalberto Mejia, Ryan Pressly, Taylor Rogers, Ervin Santana
Jason Castros, Mitch Garver, Chris Gimenez
Ehire Adrianza, Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Joe Mauer, Jorge Polanco, Kenny Vargas
Byron Buxton, Zack Granite, Robbie Grossman, Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario