It's been a rough year for Miguel Sano. After missing most of the year with a hamstring problem and struggling upon returning to the big leagues, Sano went back to the Dominican Republic in the offseason to be with his family.
On Sunday morning, he was involved in a serious incident in which he reportedly hit a police officer with his truck, but the good news is that he'll be getting off the hook. It was announced today that the third baseman would not face any criminal charges because the incident was not intentional and Sano never attempted to flee the scene.
ESPN says Miguel Sano "will not face criminal charges" and agreed to go to traffic court.— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) October 8, 2018
Law enforcement official: "It's important to clarify ... the accident was not intentional ... [Sano] was the first to provide help and never abandoned the scene."https://t.co/Wq5QaVwUqJ
While avoiding any charges is a huge relief for Sano, it's worth wondering whether or not the Twins organization is beginning to get fed up with their embattled infielder.
The 25-year-old is undeniably talented and was an All-Star in 2017, but has consistently been a headache since then. In late December of last year, he was accused by a team photographer of sexual assault. Now, he ran over a police officer's leg. Either this guy has a knack for getting intro trouble or has the worst luck in the world.
So Miguel Sano this year...— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) October 7, 2018
- Hit .199 this season
- Sexual assault allegation
- Ran over a police officer with his car
Just cut him.
It's doubtful that the Twins will give up on him just yet, but they have to at least be talking about it. He better keep his nose clean if he wants to continue what looks to be a promising career in baseball.