Major League Baseball is currently looking into racist messages sent to Cubs' pitcher Carl Edward Jr., according to The Athletic's Patrick Mooney.
Edwards, who's currently pitching for the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, received racist messages on his Instagram account:
Amid his early-season struggles, Edwards received racist messages on Instagram that have drawn the attention of Major League Baseball, Cubs officials and the players’ union, multiple sources told The Athletic.
“We are aware of the situation,” an MLB spokesperson said Monday. “We have a team that works with social-media companies to take appropriate actions in situations like this.”
Cubs President Theo Epstein released this statement on the matter:
“We were shocked by the racist, profanity-laced social media message sent to Carl Edwards Jr. earlier this month,” president of baseball operations Theo Epstein wrote in a statement released on behalf of the Cubs organization. “We vehemently condemn the content of the message and are supporting Major League Baseball’s investigation to identify the person responsible.
According to Mooney, the investigation is still in the fact-finding stage.Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Cubs easily on your device.