SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 06: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants stands in the dugout with a cast on his left wrist during their game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park on May 6, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
5 Total Updates since June 2, 2012
10 months ago Update 0 comments
The Santa Cruz county Sheriff's department have finalized their investigation into sexual assault allegations against San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, concluding that there is not enough evidence to press any charges against the All-Star, according to CSN Bay Area.
An official press release from the Sheriff's department noted that while no charges were filed, the case will be sent over to the district attorney for further review.
The event in question occurred on the night of June 1 after meeting up with the alleged victim at a local hotel after meeting Sandoval in downtown Santz Cruz earlier that evening. She would later name Sandoval as a suspect, though he was never detained or arrested by authorities. His attorney, Eric Geffon, maintained all along that the situation was "a consensual, personal relationship."
Sandoval was on the disabled list at the time after surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left hand. Kung Fu Panda is currently hitting .307, with eight home runs and 30 RBI's for the Black and Orange.
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11 months ago Update 0 comments
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been waiting for the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department to release the findings of their investigation into sexual assault allegations against the NL All-Star, and whether or not to recommend criminal prosecution against him.
Apparently he will have to wait some more as CSN Bay Area reports that the announcement has been pushed back to next week.
In a statement released this morning, Deputy April Skalland had this to say about the investigation:
Detectives received more returns on evidence yesterday and are working on completing their reports. We will not have any new information on the Pablo Sandoval case until next week.
The incident in questions took place on June 1 at the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz County after a woman filed a complaint around 4:25 a.m. against Sandoval, whom set met earlier that night in downtown Santa Cruz. Sandoval was on the disabled list after wrist surgery to remove his hamate bone at the time.
The alleged victim submitted a sexual assault forensic evidence kit at a local hospital. Sandoval's attorney, Eric Geffon, maintains any sexual activity was indeed consensual.
The 25-year old Sandoval is batting .295 so far this year with seven home runs for San Francisco, along with 28 RBI and a .371 OBP.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
Pablo Sandoval managed to go 1-4 in his rehab assignment Tuesday night with the Fresno Grizzlies, but had to answer a barrage of questions regarding his wrist, his conditioning, and his mental state before the game as he prepares to return to the San Francisco Giants amongst a litany of outside distractions.
Pablo noted that the wrist is feeling good, he feels like he is in a good place with his conditioning, and that the 'heart-to-heart' he had with Bruce Bochy over the weekend only solidified his desire to get back to the game of baseball.
It's looking like the Kung Fu Panda could return sometimes next week, likely after the Texas Rangers series this weekend. Joaquin Arias has been filling in admirably with the glove at third in his absence but can't replace his All-Star level hitting, owning a .316/.375/.537 slash line this season.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
The San Francisco Giants are once again having some concerns over third baseman Pablo Sandoval's conditioning. CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly reports that skipper Bruce Bochy had a candid conversation with the Kung Fu Panda this weekend, which Baggarly noted was 'not a pleasant exchange,' and have now pushed back Pablo's return date until after the Texas Rangers series this upcoming weekend. His new possible return date is June 12.
Giants brass has become 'increasingly dissatisfied' with the way Pablo has been handling his conditioning and overall dedication to the game, which Baggs noted was long before he was questioned by police this weekend in Santa Cruz. Pablo was told he could be demoted back before the 2011 season if he didn't lose some weight, and though it hasn't gotten to that point yet it doesn't sound like Bochy is too happy about him at the moment:
"He's been told we have enough first basemen," said Bochy, asked about whether a position change might be in the works for the rotund Panda. "That said, hopefully we're not forced to make a change. That's in Pablo's hands.
"Being able to make the plays Joaquin has been making, that's so vital. You look at how important the plays were in (Sunday's) ballgame. That's part of when (Sandoval) comes back up here. It's not just the hitting. It's how he's playing third base, which is what he's doing today.
Pablo will play third base for San Jose against the Stockton Ports tonight, and if all goes well will join the Triple-A squad in Fresno tomorrow. He still remains limited in his swings he can take from the right side of the plate, though has been taking righty swings in BP which have gone well so far.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area has more information about the incident:
The woman made a complaint at 4:25 a.m. Friday and named Sandoval as the suspect when she met with investigators, said Deputy April Skalland of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department.
The woman submitted to a sexual assault forensic evidence kit at an area hospital, sources confirmed. Sources said she reported to police that she was too intoxicated to give consent.
She told police that she met Sandoval in a small group in downtown Santa Cruz on Thursday night and they ended up at the resort where the alleged assault took place.
"We learned he was still there and detectives went there to interview him," said Skalland, adding that Sandoval was not detained or arrested. "He cooperated. He came down to the sheriff's office and was interviewed with his attorney present."
Sandoval has not been charged and the investigation is ongoing, Skalland said. Once it wraps up, the investigation will be presented to the district attorney's office. There is no time frame to complete that process, Skalland said.
"As far as that other stuff, you heard our statement. For us, he needs to get ready. That's why he's down there right now.
"We're focused on baseball. Those questions will go to his attorney. We won't have any distractions, I don't care what it may be."
It is wise of both the Giants and Sandoval himself to say as little as possible about this.
12 months ago Article 1 comment
Pablo Sandoval was questioned by the Santa Cruz County sheriff's department and faces possible sexual assault charges stemming from an incident from Friday, June 1.