Minnesota Twins: Former Twin Sam Dyson being investigated for domestic violence

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 01: Sam Dyson #49 of the Minnesota Twins reacts after being taken out of the game in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 01, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - AUGUST 01: Sam Dyson #49 of the Minnesota Twins reacts after being taken out of the game in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 01, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The former Minnesota Twins pitcher will be investigated by Major League Baseball after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence.

Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Sam Dyson will be investigated by Major League Baseball in the coming weeks after his ex-girlfriend accused the right-hander of domestic violence in a series of posts on her Instagram account this week.

According to Ken Rosenthal and Katie Strang of The Athletic, Alexis Blackburn authored a pair of posts this week where she didn’t mention Dyson by name, but spoke of an incident first under her personal Instagram account and another under the name of her cat, Snuckles.

As part of her first post, Blackburn mentioned allowing her physical, emotional and mental health “to diminish to nothing.” In the second post under Snuckles’ name, she also referred to a man yelling at her and “hurling” things at them while saying that “No one deserves to be intimidated, scared, worthless and hopeless.”

The accusations are another twist for Dyson after being acquired from the Minnesota Twins from the San Francisco Giants last July. Dyson allowed nine runs in 11 1/3 innings for the Twins after being acquired at the trade deadline and was shut down in September due to a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery that will likely sideline him for the 2020 season.

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The Twins non-tendered Dyson earlier this month and he is currently a free agent.

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