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A 2017 MLB All-Star Just Got Demoted To Single-A

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A 2017 MLB All-Star just got demoted to the minor leagues. He wasn't sent down to Triple-A, either. He was optioned all the way down to Single-A.

Miguel Sano, the Minnesota Twins' 25-year-old third baseman, is struggling in a major way. The infielder has followed up his 2017 All-Star campaign with a .203 batting average this year. He has 66 strikeouts in 148 at-bats.

Things are not going well.

So, Minnesota announced today that the All-Star is being sent down.

"Twins option Miguel Sano, an All-Star in 2017, to Class A Ft Myers."

Yikes.

Sano is young and he's had to deal with a couple of injuries, but this is not where you want your 25-year-old former All-Star third baseman to be.

Minnesota is struggling as a team, too. The Twins are 29-36 and are 5.5 games out of first place in the AL Central.