The Detroit Tigers fired pitching coach Chris Bosio because of insensitive comments that violated team policy and his contract.
The team says it holds employees “to the highest standards of personal conduct on and off the field.” Bosio was in his first season with Detroit after serving in the same role for six years with the Chicago Cubs.
“I have to take seriously what the comments were,” Tigers general manager Al Avila said, declining to elaborate. “And, the action we took was appropriate.”
The Tigers promoted bullpen coach Rick Anderson to replace Bosio.