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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

 

I'll say again if Mouse doesn't have his option picked up sign him to play 3B.

 

Mickey?

So sad. I really hope Miguel gets his life straightened out.
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notoriousgod71
Oct 07 2018 05:57 PM

 

Onay, so this comment is probably inappropriate and I shouldn’t respond, but... damn, it’s funny.

It reminds me of the Twins fan that made the sign for Game 163 a couple days of Cabrera got a DUI:

 

 

.323 Miggy's BA or BAC?

 

 

 

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Winston Smith
Oct 07 2018 06:45 PM

 

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

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

Just a guess but most innocent people don't offer to pay medical bills.

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Just a guess but most innocent people don't offer to pay medical bills.

 

Most good people with the means to do so, offer to pay medical bills in an accident, innocent or not.

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Nine of twelve
Oct 07 2018 07:09 PM

 

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

 

Buy low.

Venezuela?

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There is something out three about being innocent until proven guilty...
Guess it does not apply to certain Twins' fans...


Innocent until proven guilty applies to the government taking your life or liberty away.

It doesn't apply to decisions regarding employment statuses, media reporting, or personal opinions of people.

None of us have the authority to take his life or liberty, this is not a court of law.
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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.

 

So much this.

 

I find it pretty hard to stand up and cheer when he hits a home run. 

 

DFA him and move on from this waste of time; I don't care how many home runs he hits.

 

 

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Reminds me of this teenage refugee from Somalia I worked with as a special ed paraprofessional.  He just couldn't stay out of trouble.  At one point he was asking how much it would cost to pay the judge to make his troubles go away.  I did my best to steer him away from that idea, even though, where he came from, that was the way things worked.  He later made the second page of the newspaper, for attempting to bribe a police officer who'd pulled him over.  He was a good kid, and I hope that jail time didn't just make his problems worse.

 

I'd been mentally preparing myself to see Sano depart this winter, probably for pennies or maybe dimes on the dollar.  Now...well, I hope he's as "innocent" as can be in this situation, but this is about strike 3 for me.  Maybe 4.

 

Reminds me of the Seinfeld where George comes stumbling out of the bathroom with his pants around his legs, yelling "Art Van Delay! Tell them Art Van Delay lives here!" at Kramer, as part of a scam to not lose his unemployment benefits.  As he lies writhing on the floor, Jerry looks down on him and disdainfully says, "And you want to be my latex salesman."

 

And you want to be our franchise player, Miguel.  [shakes head and walks away.]

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Moderator note -- please refrain from calling Sano names.

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Innocent until proven guilty applies to the government taking your life or liberty away.

It doesn't apply to decisions regarding employment statuses, media reporting, or personal opinions of people.

None of us have the authority to take his life or liberty, this is not a court of law.

 

You know that there is something called defamation, no?

 

Unfortunately, he did not sue when he got defamed (based on all the non-evidence and the MLB investigation) last off-season.I hope he does it now...

 

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I am sadden to hear this. The "Field of Dreams" is littered with the shattered remains and broken souls of those who quested for immortaility, and in doing so... attained it.

 

At this point, I would rather see Sano get his life on track and be a good son, husband, father; even if it means he never plays another inning a baseball again. This is just a game. Take a knee before God Sano and pray that he grants you the strength to be a better man.

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Brock Beauchamp
Oct 07 2018 08:30 PM

 

You know that there is something called defamation, no?

 

Unfortunately, he did not sue when he got defamed (based on all the non-evidence and the MLB investigation) last off-season.I hope he does it now...

Dude, back off. I'm not judging Sano here but defamation includes intentional negligence in the statement. Sano was detained for running over somebody. Maybe he was in the right, maybe he was in the wrong, but...

 

Stop the armchair lawyering. You're not a lawyer. I'm not a lawyer but I'm married to one and it has only made me realize how much I *don't* know about the law.

 

So just ease the hell up.

 

Also, for those ready to crucify Sano... Ease the hell up until you know WTF is going on. Stop playing to your biases. We'll find out more soon enough.

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


Perfect post
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TheLeviathan
Oct 07 2018 08:53 PM

 

Dude, back off. I'm not judging Sano here but defamation includes intentional negligence in the statement. Sano was detained for running over somebody. Maybe he was in the right, maybe he was in the wrong, but...

 

Stop the armchair lawyering. You're not a lawyer. I'm not a lawyer but I'm married to one and it has only made me realize how much I *don't* know about the law.

 

So just ease the hell up.

 

Also, for those ready to crucify Sano... Ease the hell up until you know WTF is going on. Stop playing to your biases. We'll find out more soon enough.

 

Right.Best case scenario this is a bad look.Worst case.....well, given what has been said so far, that could get really bad.Probably best to wait it out before we declare anything regarding this incident.

Venezuela?

that's were Sano is laying low, apparently
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Maybe if he spends a month in jail he will lose some weight?
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that's were Sano is laying low, apparently

Laying low? Better hope Admiral Sperry doesn't plant a flag on him....

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The_Phantom
Oct 08 2018 05:58 AM

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


More substantiated proof.
Also, a second strike.

Here we go again. I guess it was too much to ask to have on off-season with no drama!

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tarheeltwinsfan
Oct 08 2018 06:29 AM

 

Twins should not dump him for this, but they should make a “final chance” notice to him and media.  

And this time I really mean it.

I'd like to say "this is what happens when you get a six million dollar bonus as a teenager" but other players get huge bonuses to sign, stash the money, and go on to become good major league players. 

 

Whats does this say about Sano's character??!

 

Signing young players is such a crap shoot.

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tarheeltwinsfan
Oct 08 2018 06:35 AM

 

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

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

I'm not sure that applies in the DR. However I understand your point. At this juncture, it doesn't look very pretty. We shall see. As Will Rogers said: "All I know is what I read in the newspaper".

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Interesting question if he is found guilty, or pleads, to a crime.Assuming this is all behind him by March, he still needs a visa every year.Will he get it if he has a criminal record?

 

Several days, or weeks ago I made a comment here about my hope that the Twins would get lucky and one of the two, Buxton and Sano, would put it together and be the player they can be in 2019...or something to that extent.Sure is beginning to look like all that weight is gonna be on Buxton's shoulders as he may be the only one available to play come opening day.

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tarheeltwinsfan
Oct 08 2018 06:42 AM

 

Just a guess but most innocent people don't offer to pay medical bills.

I bet Sano will be paying more than just medical bills after a plaintiff's lawyer gets involved.

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