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Miguel Sano Detained In Dominican Republic

Miguel Sano was detained in his hometown of San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic, for a traffic incident involving a police officer. He was released from jail but will need to return on Monday. We will continue to update this article as details emerge.
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According 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.

UPDATES

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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116 Comments

Regular season average .199

Off season average 1.000

 

 

    • d-mac likes this

So frustrating. Sanó has all the talent in the world, but he continues to pee it down his leg... I don't feel bad for people like that

    • Blackjack and d-mac like this
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
— Calvin Coolidge
    • d-mac and bobs like this
Damnit

"shots in the air" ? Chances are he didn't hit anything.

    • Blackjack, Kelly Vance, akmanak and 1 other like this

DFA

 

Let him be Delmon Young somewhere else.

    • notoriousgod71, ChrisKnutson, tarheeltwinsfan and 1 other like this
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Winston Smith
Oct 07 2018 03:11 PM

I'll say again if Moose doesn't have his option picked up sign him to play 3B. At this point Sano can't be trusted to be on the field or produce if he does get on the field. He can be a DH if he does show up to play.

    • Otwins, tarheeltwinsfan, d-mac and 1 other like this
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tarheeltwinsfan
Oct 07 2018 03:17 PM

Usually nothing good is described in a sentence that begins with, "After leaving a club at 3 am, ".

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Channing1964
Oct 07 2018 03:18 PM
wow....our starting 3b.....maybe falvine can magically turn logan forsythe into a third baseman
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Tom Froemming
Oct 07 2018 03:33 PM

 

Usually nothing good is described in a sentence that begins with, "After leaving a club at 3 am, ".

Right, I'm sure it will be some time before we have the concrete details on exactly what happened, so I don't want to jump to any conclusions yet, but even without those details it's very clear this is another example of Miguel proving he can't be trusted to take care of himself/make good decisions.

    • Han Joelo, Jerr, Blackjack and 6 others like this

What a waste. Time to cut bait. The guy just can't grow up. Maybe he should get some counseling from Randy Moss.

 

http://articles.lati...ports/sp-moss25

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diehardtwinsfan
Oct 07 2018 04:00 PM

guessing that means we shouldnt' plan on Sano doing anything next season. 

    • d-mac and SF Twins Fan like this

Three options here

1.He was drunk and didn't know what he was doing. Not good.

2.He was sober enough to know what he was doing. Not good.

3.It was completely accidental and not his fault.

 

Since it happened at 3AM I'm guessing number 1 or 2. 

 

Time to rid themelves of his immense talent and lack of intelligence.

    • d-mac likes this

 

Three options here

1.He was drunk and didn't know what he was doing. Not good.

2.He was sober enough to know what he was doing. Not good.

3.It was completely accidental and not his fault.

 

Since it happened at 3AM I'm guessing number 1 or 2. 

 

Time to rid themelves of his immense talent and lack of intelligence.

 

DR is very corrupt so it could be none of those. But, knowing that (and I'm sure he knows this), he probably shouldn't have been out at 3am.

    • Ben Noble, d-mac, MN_ExPat and 1 other like this
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Hosken Bombo Disco
Oct 07 2018 04:27 PM
A jail stint might do him good
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Kelly Vance
Oct 07 2018 04:39 PM

Make him run laps until he loses 40 pounds and the entitled attitude.

 

I had a chubby player once, I used playing time, no pitching, batting order, all kinds of things to get him to stop swinging at high pitches.  The 20 laps finally did it.

 

 

 

 

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Kelly Vance
Oct 07 2018 04:40 PM

 

A jail stint might do him good

In the 1970s, judges used to send Juvies to Marine Corps Boot Camp.

 

 

    • Hosken Bombo Disco likes this
Twins should not dump him for this, but they should make a “final chance” notice to him and media. That way they don’t have to suspend him. Tell him to whip himself into shape - or else. Somehow they need to get production out of this great talent. Very frustrating.
    • birdwatcher, brvama, d-mac and 2 others like this
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Major League Ready
Oct 07 2018 04:49 PM

The comments sure are in stark contrast to the outrage when a couple local writers questioned his character.

    • USAFChief, birdwatcher, Jerr and 6 others like this
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twinssporto
Oct 07 2018 04:57 PM

I think I spot a trend...So unfortunate for Sano and Twins.  Ugh.  

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Brock Beauchamp
Oct 07 2018 05:06 PM

Regular season average .199
Off season average 1.000

Onay, so this comment is probably inappropriate and I shouldn’t respond, but... damn, it’s funny.
    • Twins33, snepp, woolywoolhouse and 1 other like this
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clutterheart
Oct 07 2018 05:31 PM
I doubt much more happens with this story and hopefully he can get his head focused on his career. But i am pleased that the Twins were not agressive and didn't buy up his first few years of free agency.

There is something out three about being innocent until proven guilty...

Guess it does not apply to certain Twins' fans...

    • Mike Frasier Law and Nine of twelve like this

Falvine should hop a flight to Venezuela with a contract extension in hand.

 

Buy low.

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drivlikejehu
Oct 07 2018 05:48 PM

There's really no question that Sano is more interested in the stereotypical pro athlete lifestyle than actually being a good MLB player. Whatever the exact details in this incident, I have little hope that he will do what he needs to do to get on track as a baseball player.

 

At this point, the Twins just have to hope he is able to do well enough to build up some trade value, either at the deadline (not in contention) or after 2019.


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