Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will not face charges after running over a police officer in the Dominican Republic.
A spokesperson from the Dominican police force told ESPN what happened:
"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."
Sano was detained for several hours after the incident, which began when the officer stopped him for driving without license plates and without a driver's license. He was allowed to go home after agreeing to return to the police station on Monday to be issued a citation for traffic court, ESPN says.
The spokesperson added that the injured officer, who broke the fibula and tibia in his left leg, "declared that the accident was not intentional" and Sano offered to pay for his medical expenses.
The Twins issued a statement on the matter shortly after news of the accident broke 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. We will have no further comment at this time."
Sano hit .199 with 13 homers and 41 RBIs in 71 games this season, and he had recently returned to the Dominican Republic where he plans on getting into much better shape in time for the 2019 season.