Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
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Miguel Sano won't face charges for incident in Dominican Republic

Miguel Sano won't face charges for incident in Dominican Republic

After the conversation, Sano began to back up his pickup truck without realizing that the police officer had not moved his motorcycle from behind him. It was announced today that the third baseman would not face any criminal charges because the incident was not intentional and Sano never attempted to flee the scene.

The report, in the Spanish-language El Nuevo Diario, said the police officer suffered a fractured left leg in the incident and is being hospitalized.

According to a police report posted online, Sano and his wife were in a auto that didn't have license plates and were stopped after leaving a nightclub. He has apparently offered to pay all of the officer's medical expenses, for what that's worth.

"The Minnesota Twins have been made aware of a situation involving Miguel Sano recently in the Dominican Republic".


"The facts of the incident are not completely available right now but the club is in the process of gathering as much information as possible", Twins spokesman Dustin Morse told ESPN.

The 25-year-old Sano is a native of the Dominican Republic and lives there in the offseason.

The accident was another bump in what has been a rocky road for the former All-Star, who was accused of sexual assault by a female photographer last December, although no charges were filed.

His delayed spring training, while the investigation was completed, and an April hamstring injury set the stage for Sano having the worst season of his career. After the first 37 games of the season, he was batting.203 with seven home runs and 66 strikeouts, and the Twins sent him to Class-A Fort Myers. Over 299 plate appearances with the Twins, Sano posted a.199/.281/.398 slash-line with 13 home runs and 41 RBI while striking out 38.5 percent of the time.

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