What A Surprise? Nathan Has Surgery

A couple of pieces of news regarding the Minnesota Twins that might be of interest.

Twins closer Joe Nathan underwernt surgery Tuesday to remove two bone chips from his right elbow. He acknowledged that he’s pitched much of the season not feeling right.

I didn’t exactly go out on a limb when I suggested some sort of injury would probably pop up after the season. It was the only logical explanation as to why a shut-down closer is suddenly giving up more homers and walks than he normally does.

Nathan is expected to be ready for spring training.

Also this week, Twins mega-prospect Miguel Angel Sano received his work visa. The top Dominican prospect, who is believed to be 16 years old, can now work in the United States.

Other than determining his actual age, this was the biggest hurdle for the Twins and Sano to overcome. He will head to Fort Myers to play in the Gulf Coast League next season.