Back in June, Pablo Sandoval was investigated by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department in connection with allegations of sexual assault made by a 21 year-old woman Sandoval met and took to the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz County, California. The investigation is over, and Sandoval won’t be charged:
Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.
The Santa Cruz County Sherriff’s Office completed its investigation Thursday and forwarded the case to the district attorney’s office. No charges are expected.
Sandoval’s attorney said that the encounter was a “consensual, personal relationship of a sexual nature.”
Former Phillies right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez died in a traffic accident in Havana on Thursday, per reports from the El Nuevo Herald and CiberCuba. No other deaths or injuries have been reported in connection to the accident. Gonzalez was 34 years old.
The Cuban righty defected from his home country in 2013 and signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Phillies. A bout of right shoulder tendinitis compromised his bid for a major league role, but he finally broke through to the big leagues at the tail end of the 2014 season and turned in a 6.75 ERA, 5.1 BB/9 and 8.4 SO/9 in just six outings. Another case of shoulder inflammation derailed any progress he might have made in 2015, however, and he recorded just five innings in Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the team officially released him prior to the 2016 season.
The Phillies released a statement following news of Gonzalez’s death: