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Twins' Sano detained after officer injured

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Cary Erickson | 10 October, 2018, 12:42

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was detained at a police station in his native Dominican Republic after a traffic accident on Sunday morning, according to Spanish-language news outlet El Nuevo Diaro (via Phil Miller of the Star-Tribune).

Sano is coming off a shortened season after injuring his surgically repaired left leg.

"The citizen, Miguel Sano, was sent today to the traffic court to comply with the due process in these types of cases", said Duran.

After the accident occurred, Sano took Gillandeux to the hospital and agreed to pay for all of the officer's medical expenses, Duran added. According to the police report, Sano had "no documents on him and the truck had no plates" and "ran over a cop's foot and leg".

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The team operates a training facility for rookies and Dominican prospects about 20 miles from Sano's hometown - and was hoping he would make use of the opportunity, team officials said last week. However, he seems to have involved himself in an unfavorable situation that may not sit well with the league or the Twins organization. "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".

The infielder was under investigation earlier this year after he was accused of sexual assault in December.

An All-Star in 2017, Sano struggled in 2018, hitting.199 in 71 games.

Hopefully for Twins fans, nothing comes of this incident and Sano is back and ready to play for the 2019 season.