The Twins third baseman and his wife were leaving a nightclub in his native San Pedro de Macoris at 3 a.m. Sunday and had been speaking to police officer Argenis Emilio Gillandeux in front of the club.
The officer's left leg was broken during the incident, according to the newspaper, which published a photo of him in a cast at a hospital. The two know each other, according to Duran, and attended school together. 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.
Sano was reportedly driving a vehicle without his ID or license plates.
Duran said that Sano would need to appear in traffic court, which would impose a fine and indemnity for the officer. "It is a formality when someone is injured in a vehicular accident. Neither the agent nor the national police plan to charge Sano with anything".
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".
It's the latest off-the-field issue for Sano, who was accused previous year of sexual assault by a photographer who claimed the All-Star third baseman tried to forcibly kiss her after an autograph session at a mall in 2015.
But Sano followed with perhaps the most disappointing season of what has been an underachieving career thus far. He hit.199 with 13 homers and 41 RBI in an injury-shortened season.
Sano had been an All-Star in 2017, when he hit.264 with 28 home runs and 77 RBIs. 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.