The Minnesota Twins are hopeful to hear a ruling on Miguel Sano’s sexual assault allegations before the start of next month’s Spring Training. In the meantime, Sano will be sitting out the team’s most popular activity of January.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) January 11, 2018
Like the Twins’ in the 2017 playoffs, my opinions on this topic will be one and done. However this ultimately plays out, due to the STILL DEVELOPING circumstances, keeping Sano out of TwinsFest is a no-brainer. Even if he wanted to take part, he couldn’t. With the MLB currently investigating the 24 year-old, he is forbidden from attending the annual event.
On December 28, 2017, Miguel Sano was accused of sexual assault by a Minneapolis area photographer. Via her Twitter account, Betsy Bissen described the details of an alleged sexual assault performed by the Twins 3B in 2015. Per the photographer, the event in question took place after an autograph signing.
In the aftermath of the reports, Bissen said that at the time, the Twins knew nothing about the incident.
Within hours of the claims being released, Miguel Sano and his camp denied all allegations. Per his statement “it never happened.” Also in that release, Sano said “I unequivocally deny the allegation made against me today.”
Fast forward to now, as mentioned, the MLB is investigating the matter. Despite the Twins’ optimism, whether or not we’ll hear a ruling by the start of Spring Training remains to be seen. In the interim, Sano is scheduled to be in Florida, rehabbing his injury.
Minnesota Sports Fan will be monitoring and updating this story as it continues to develop.
- Date: January 19th-21st
- Location: Target Field
- Tickets: $20 Adult, $12 Child (12 & under)
Finally, as the title indicates, these are updates from a previous written article. If you missed that piece the first time around, and wish to learn more about the allegations themselves, our original post is included below.
Miguel Sano accused of sexual assault by photographer; denies allegations
— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) December 28, 2017