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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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That's fair, there absolutely could be more to it. I leave the door open to be highly critical of Sano should more come to light.

 

As sketchy as all those details are, he was with his wife, in the DR (where having an unlicensed vehicle or being out at 3am or any number of things could be MUCH different than our assumptions), and the police released him without charges.

Looks to me like are making much assumptions as well.If someone says he ends up in "situations" because he isn't using good discretion how is that off base?Going out until 3AM leaves ANYONE wide open for a lot of things to happen.Whether it is an accident or not he takes responsibility for it.

 

Apparently the officer was friends with Sano from school.How do we know the initial reports to reflect reality better?How do we know Sano didn't broker a deal with his officer friend?It all seems fishy and I rather doubt he was 100% sober at 3AM leaving a club.

 

Sano does silly things.If he gets judged for it then OH WELL.  

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Battle ur tail off
Oct 09 2018 02:33 PM

I'll be honest. I don't care what happened. He wasn't charged and that's all that matters. If he comes to spring training in shape and ready to work, then he has done his job. 

 

Get all fussy and cut a guy like this and I will bet it's about 99% certain that some team with their crap together signs him and turns him into the stud hitter we all know he can be. 

 

 

I'll be honest. I don't care what happened. He wasn't charged and that's all that matters. If he comes to spring training in shape and ready to work, then he has done his job.

Get all fussy and cut a guy like this and I will bet it's about 99% certain that some team with their crap together signs him and turns him into the stud hitter we all know he can be.


In general, we can not continue to operate out of fear that someone else will pick up X player and turn them into a stud. It's not healthy for an organization and results in keeping players that will never really contribute for the team.
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twinsnorth49
Oct 10 2018 12:24 AM

I love how a guy (in his 20's) being out until 3am is such a nefarious thing. Good lord, people in Europe and many other parts of the world don't even get started until about 2:00am. The DR isn't a whole lot different. 

 

3:00am might be viewed as some ungodly hour in North America, a time where only trouble can occur, but it's not everywhere.

 

Sano may have done something colossally stupid, but just because it was 3:00am doesn't necessarily make it more likely. 

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I love how a guy (in his 20's) being out until 3am is such a nefarious thing. Good lord, people in Europe and many other parts of the world don't even get started until about 2:00am. The DR isn't a whole lot different. 
 
3:00am might be viewed as some ungodly hour in North America, a time where only trouble can occur, but it's not everywhere.
 
Sano may have done something colossally stupid, but just because it was 3:00am doesn't necessarily make it more likely.

I used to go to work often at 3 am. Talk about colossally stupid. But, it was a good time to see the kids when they came wondering home. :)
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TheLeviathan
Oct 10 2018 07:31 AM

 

I love how a guy (in his 20's) being out until 3am is such a nefarious thing. Good lord, people in Europe and many other parts of the world don't even get started until about 2:00am. The DR isn't a whole lot different. 

 

3:00am might be viewed as some ungodly hour in North America, a time where only trouble can occur, but it's not everywhere.

 

Sano may have done something colossally stupid, but just because it was 3:00am doesn't necessarily make it more likely. 

 

Well, he was with a key troublemaker in his entourage.Once you add your wife it's nothing but shenanigans of the highest order.

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Well, he was with a key troublemaker in his entourage.Once you add your wife it's nothing but shenanigans of the highest order.

 

"See honey? This is why we can't have nice things. Every time I take you to the club you make me run over the nice policeman."

 

-Miguel at 3am

 

Those wives. They'll get you every time

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Carole Keller
Oct 10 2018 10:11 AM

Geeeez, you guys ... you went from not acknowledging Sano's wife was even with him to making it her fault. I'm watching you so watch your steps! :)

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ashburyjohn
Oct 10 2018 10:51 AM

Geeeez, you guys ... you went from not acknowledging Sano's wife was even with him to making it her fault. I'm watching you so watch your steps! :)

I'm pretty sure eyewitnesses had Daniela SanĂ³ saying to hubby Miguel, "are you going to let a parking ticket police officer talk to you like that?" before he put his vehicle in reverse.

 

/ Do I have to put a smiley face here? OK, here it is: :)

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TheLeviathan
Oct 10 2018 11:16 AM

 

Geeeez, you guys ... you went from not acknowledging Sano's wife was even with him to making it her fault. I'm watching you so watch your steps! :)

 

We're all secretly blaming our wives here because doing so with anonymity on a sports page is our only outlet.  

 

(In case my wife reads this.....I love you hunny.You're the best.I was obviously joking about ever being right)

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Carole Keller
Oct 10 2018 11:40 AM

 

We're all secretly blaming our wives here because doing so with anonymity on a sports page is our only outlet.  

 

(In case my wife reads this.....I love you hunny.You're the best.I was obviously joking about ever being right)

Yeah ... I know who you are and where to find you ... so your anonymity is lost on me. So ... back to my initial retort ... I'm watching! ;)

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nicksaviking
Oct 10 2018 11:40 AM

 

I love how a guy (in his 20's) being out until 3am is such a nefarious thing. Good lord, people in Europe and many other parts of the world don't even get started until about 2:00am. The DR isn't a whole lot different. 

 

3:00am might be viewed as some ungodly hour in North America, a time where only trouble can occur, but it's not everywhere.

 

Sano may have done something colossally stupid, but just because it was 3:00am doesn't necessarily make it more likely. 

 

I was out until 3 AM many nights when I visited Germany. I only remember one guy at the clubs who was out of control drunk and getting into trouble and that was me.

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nicksaviking
Oct 10 2018 11:44 AM

 

Yeah ... I know who you are and where to find you ... so your anonymity is lost on me. So ... back to my initial retort ... I'm watching! ;)

 

When my wife says that stuff to me the steam coming out of my ears fogs up the windows and I too become a poor driver due to visibility issues.

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twinsnorth49
Oct 10 2018 03:08 PM

I was out until 3 AM many nights when I visited Germany. I only remember one guy at the clubs who was out of control drunk and getting into trouble and that was me.


I remember the first time I visited Barcelona back in the early 90's. We were at this little outdoor bar located in a larger square, probably got there around 10:00pm or so and it was pretty dead. It fascinated me as I sat there over the next few hours as it became increasingly busier and busier. By the time 2:00am rolled around and I was ready to stumble back to my apartment, everyone else was just heading out for the night. I still remember waking up at around 6:30am and hearing people as they staggered home.
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Geeeez, you guys ... you went from not acknowledging Sano's wife was even with him to making it her fault. I'm watching you so watch your steps! :)

I used to think behind every good man was a woman. Now I find out it's a cop on a motorcycle! :)
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I remember the first time I visited Barcelona back in the early 90's. We were at this little outdoor bar located in a larger square, probably got there around 10:00pm or so and it was pretty dead. It fascinated me as I sat there over the next few hours as it became increasingly busier and busier. By the time 2:00am rolled around and I was ready to stumble back to my apartment, everyone else was just heading out for the night. I still remember waking up at around 6:30am and hearing people as they staggered home.


People were no doubt coming in to catch the Twins-Sox game on the satellite TV. Time difference, eh?
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