MLB will not suspend Twins third baseman Miguel Sano

The decision comes nearly three months after he was accused.
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Major League Baseball has completed its investigation into Miguel Sano and will not suspend the Twins third baseman, first reported by MLB insider Ken Rosenthal

Sano was accused Dec. 28 by a Twin Cities photographer, Betsy Bissen, who alleged Sano grabbed her by the wrist and tried to force her to kiss him during an autograph session at Ridgedale Center in October 2015. 

"Apparently I was too close, and the athlete took that as a signal that I wanted him to grab me and try to take me back thru the door. I pulled back as he held onto my wrist. It hurt, how badly he was grasping at my wrist, but he wouldn’t let go. I wasn’t going to give up my fight though. He then leaned down and tried to kiss me, more than once. Every time he did, I said no and kept pulling back. I was in a squatted position with my wrist throbbing. I screamed, no one came to help me. He finally gave up after a solid ten mins of fighting to pull me thru that door. I don’t even want to think of what he may have done, had he got me thru that door. The next day, my body was sore all over from having to fight off this athlete that thought he was entitled to take advantage of me against my will.”

Sano released a statement shortly after being accused saying "it never happened."

"I have the utmost respect for women, especially those working in professional sports, and I deeply sympathize with anyone who has experienced sexual harassment," he added.

The Twins confirmed the report and said Sano can "now return to his sole focus to the season ahead."  

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