USA Today: Twins' Sano detained after officer injured

Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano tosses his helmet after being called out on strikes in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A published report says Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano was detained following a traffic incident that injured a police officer in the Dominican Republic.

USA Today says the third baseman was later released after striking the officer and breaking his leg outside a nightclub in San Pedro de Macoris early Sunday. A Twins spokesman says the ballclub is aware of the situation involving Sano and is still gathering facts.

The 25-year-old Sano is a native of the Dominican Republic and lives there in the off season.

Sano is coming off a shortened season after injuring his surgically repaired left leg. He batted .199 in 71 games with 13 home runs, 53 hits and 115 strikeouts for the Twins.