Worth noting

• Twins prospect Miguel Sano is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday afternoon. Sano, who suffered a high-grade partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament, will have his elbow operated on by Dr. David Altchek in New York. The 20-year-old third baseman is expected to rehab his elbow for eight months.

Sano, ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect by MLB.com, could see action as a designated hitter late in the Minor League season, and could play in the Arizona Fall League or in his native Dominican Republic in the offseason.

• Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony confirmed the Twins had interest in free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana, who signed a one-year deal with the Braves on Wednesday. The Twins, however, weren't interested in a one-year pact, and had exploratory talks with Santana's agent about a three-year deal.

"We did our due diligence and had some interest and talked to his agent," Antony said. "I think what they were looking for was different than what we were thinking. The way we looked at was that we're looking to build something here so we weren't looking for a one-year guy. The Braves are in a different situation than we are."

• Shortstop Pedro Florimon, who had his appendix removed on Feb. 19, took batting practice on the field before Wednesday's game and could return to action in a Minor League game this weekend, Antony said.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.