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Tigers fire pitching coach Chris Bosio over racially charged comments

Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: Chris Bosio #29 of the Detroit Tigers walks through the dugout during the ninth inning of game one of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 20, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 3-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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Update: Bosio’s comments were “racially charged,” according to WXYZ in Detroit.


The Detroit Tigers have just issued a press release saying that they have fired pitching coach Chris Bosio, citing “insensitive comments that violated Club policy and his Uniform Employee Contract.” The comments are not specified, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about them later. Jason Beck reports that the comments were made to a team employee.

Bosio was just hired last October. Before that he had been the Chicago Cubs’ pitching coach since 2012. He was fired last year after Cubs manager Joe Maddon reportedly grew displeased with him, again, for unspecified reasons.

There will obviously be more to come on this.

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