Miguel Sano Detained In Dominican Republic
Image courtesy of Rick Osentoski, USA TodayAccording to a variety of reports, Sano left a club around 3 a.m. The exact details are still not clear, but it appears the vehicle Sano was in made contact with an officer.
The police officer is in the hospital with a broken leg. Some reports say that Sano has offered to pay for any of the officer's medical bills.
At this stage, it is clear that an incident happened. Of course, we all need to let it play out to see what comes of it.
It is certain that this story will not go away. It continues what has been a bad year for Sano.
Sano missed the final two months of the 2017 season because of a broken leg. After the season, he had surgery to insert a titanium rod into his leg.
In December, allegations of assault surfaced on Twitter. An MLB investigation led to him not being suspended due to insufficient evidence.
On the field, Sano struggled so much in his return, striking out at a very high rate, that he was sent all the way down to Ft. Myers to basically start over. He returned in better shape, but the numbers didn't come back right away.
In early September, he slid late into second and rolled on the ground in pain. While his leg was deemed structurally sound, he did not play the rest of the season because of it.
This is a big offseason for Miguel Sano on many levels, and this is not the way for it to start.
I will try to keep things updated on here, though I can't promise to see or read everything. Twins Latinos (Mariana Guzman) has been keeping up on this as well. Here is a tweet she said that says that there may have been gun shots.
Darren Wolfson of KSTP passed along an official statement from the Twins via Twitter:
ESPN has additional reporting Monday morning that sheds additional light to the situation. The entire article is worth reading, but here's the main takeaway:
"Sano, who was leaving a nightclub in his native San Pedro de Macoris at 3 a.m. on Sunday in the company of his wife, had been speaking to police officer Argenis Emilio Gillandeux in front of the club. After the exchange, he went to back up his white pickup truck without realizing that Gillandeux had not moved his motorcycle from behind him, a spokesman for the Dominican national police, Coronel Frank Duran Mejia, told Enrique Rojas on Monday."
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