Trevor Plouffe

Photographer: Twins' Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

A photographer who has covered the Minnesota Twins accused Miguel Sano of assault, posting on Twitter that the All-Star third baseman forcibly attempted to kiss her following an autograph session at a mall in 2015.

Betsy Bissen tweeted Thursday that she screamed and resisted Sano until he gave up "after a solid 10 minutes of fighting." Bissen, who has worked for publications including the popular fan blog Twins Daily , said in her tweet that she long feared that telling her story would cost her access to photograph Twins games.

Sano said he "unequivocally" denies the allegation.

"It never happened. I have the...