The Minnesota Twins recalled infielder Jose Miranda after Miguel Sano suffered a season-ending injury earlier this week. In Miranda’s first two games, he went 1 for 9 with a double and an RBI.
A relative of Minnesota Twins infielder Jose Miranda is Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is the creator of the famous Broadway show “Hamilton.” “Hamilton” was originally released in 2015 and has since grown into a world-class musical. The play tells the story of an American founding father.
Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to congratulate his young cousin.
“I have a cousin in the big leagues! Felicidades Primo! All Mirandas cheer!-LMM” – @ Lin-Manuel Miranda
Jose Miranda got his first career hit against Baltimore, throwing a brace to right center field.
“First Major League hit for Jose Miranda! Rookie @Twins doubles in a run.” – @ MLB Pipeline
Miranda was drafted in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins. Miranda was born in Manati, Puerto Rico on June 29, 1998. Miranda is among the Twins’ top prospects, as he is currently listed as their third prospect in their farm system.
Look for Miranda to get even more playing time for the rest of the season, with news of first baseman Miguel Sano set to miss the rest of the season through injury.
The Minnesota Twins have an impressive start
The Minnesota Twins took the win last night by a score of 7-2. The Twins are on a roll and have now won 11 of their last 12 baseball games. Their record is 15-9, good enough for first place in the American League Central. The Twins have a four-game lead over the Cleveland Guardians as they continue their streak in Baltimore tonight.
Led by their pitching team and timely hitting, the Twins separate themselves from the rest of the division. This was somewhat of a surprise as the Twins were chosen by many to finish a distant second behind the heavily favored Chicago White Sox. The White Sox struggled early in the season, including getting swept by Minnesota earlier this season.
What’s at the tap?
The Twins continue their streak in Baltimore tonight against the Orioles. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EDT. Dylan Bundy gets the start for the Twins. Bundy is 3-1 with a 2.95 ERA this season. He faces Kyle Bradish of the Baltimore Orioles. Bradish comes in 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA. The game can be seen on MLB Extra Innings and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.