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Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano won't face charges after accident. police say | Updated: 2018-10-09 00:00:15

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges for his involvement in an accident early Sunday morning in which a police officer suffered a broken leg.

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 and after the exchange, 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 Durán Mejía, told Enrique Rojas on Monday.

"The citizen, Miguel Sanó, was sent today to the traffic court to comply with the due process in these types of cases," said Durán. "It is a formality when someone is injured in a vehicular accident. It is important to clarify that the policeman declared that the accident was not intentional, and that Sanó hit his leg when Sanó was reversing his vehicle to leave the place and that the baseball player was the first to provide help and never abandoned the scene. Neither the agent nor the national police plan to charge Sanó with anything."

Guillandeux, who suffered fractures to his tibia and fibula on his left leg, was taken to the hospital by Sanó himself, according to Duran, who added that the police officer and Sanó know each other and attended school together. Durán said that Sanó was never charged with a crime because he did not abandon the scene of the accident.

The Twins said in a statement on Sunday: "The Minnesota Twins have been made aware of a situation involving Miguel Sano recently in the Dominican Republic. 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."

Sano, 25, was accused last December of sexual assault by a female photographer, but no charges were filed and Major League Baseball announced in March after completing an investigation that it would not discipline Sano.

His delayed spring training, while the investigation was completed, and an April hamstring injury set the stage for Sano having the worst season of his career. He hit just .199 in 71 games and earned a trip back to the minors to work on his swing and lose weight.

Sano had been an All-Star in 2017, when he hit .264 with 28 home runs and 77 RBIs.

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