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Chris Bosio Fired: Tigers Pitching Coach Accused of Insensitive Comments

Chris Bosio Fired: Tigers Pitching Coach Accused of Insensitive Comments

Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio watches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Friday, April 20, 2018. (Paul Sancya/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:46 AM

Chris Bosio, the Tigers pitching coach, was fired Wednesday for reportedly making insensitive comments towards a club employee, The Detroit News reported.

It is unclear exactly was said or to whom it was directed, but WXYZ reported that Bosio hurled "racially charged" language at the unidentified employee.

General manager Al Avila said the comments were in violation of company policy as well as the terms stipulated in Bosio's contract.

"The organization holds all of our personnel to the highest standards of personal conduct both on and off the field," said Avila said, according to The Detroit News. "We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior."

Bosio was reportedly called into a meeting with Avila and Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire on Tuesday and the following day, before the game, he was notified of his dismissal.

Players were told of the axing Wednesday afternoon however, details surrounding the incident remain vague.

"I don’t know if you learn anything from this other than how severe the consequences can be," said reliever Alex Wilson, according to The Detroit News. "We all know what’s right and what’s wrong. We all understand the nature of this business and the world that we live in."

Wilson said that certain things were just not acceptable.

"From what we were told, it crossed those lines," he said of Bosio's remarks. "I don’t know exactly the context of what he said, but it crossed a barrier of what is forgivable."

Looking ahead, Avila said that Rick Anderson will replace Bosio as pitching coach for the rest of the season.

This is not the first time Bosio has come under fire for making insensitive remarks.

In 2016 he joined the Cubs but was later let go by Joe Maddon, The New York Post said.

During his time with the team he drew criticism after implying that Brewers slugger Eric Thames was taking performance-enhancing drugs.

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