CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating a racist message sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on social media this month.
Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, calls the language “reprehensible” and says it “cannot be tolerated in our game or society.” He says the team supports Major League Baseball’s effort “to identify the person responsible.” The Athletic first reported the investigation.READ MORE: Student Thomas Osadzinski Guilty Of Helping Terror Group ISIS With Social Media
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Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. The 27-year-old right-hander went 3-2 with a career-low 2.60 ERA in 58 games.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Union President Estimates More Than 3,000 Officers Defying City's Vaccine Reporting Mandate
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