A minor leaguer is about to get hit over the head with MLB’s new social media policy

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UPDATE: Oops. Seth Stohs informs me that Williams was released by the Twins before the season began. So I guess he can get beat over the head if and when some other team signs him.

11:03 PM: Look, I may want to know “why are there so many gay n***** these days,” and YOU may want to know “why are there so many gay n***** these days,” but that’s OK, because we’re not ballplayers subject to baseball’s social media policy.

Twins prospect Reggie Williams is subject to it, however, so if he really wants to know “why are there so many gay n***** these days,” he probably shouldn’t have spent all evening tweeting it. Or at least he should have done so at a time when no one from Deadspin was watching, because they were watching and they busted him:

But don’t worry. Realizing that that wasn’t too polite, he quickly corrected himself:

Hmm, that’s not gonna go over too much better, is it?  And if you read his timeline, you see that he hasn’t done much to dig himself out of that hole as the evening has worn on.

So, how does this end? Large fine and series of apologies? He’s only hitting .234/.294/.325 in A-ball at age 22, so maybe a release is more in order.  Either way, I don’t think this one is gonna go away with a couple of quickly deleted tweets.

Marlins designate Derek Dietrich for assignment

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The Marlins designated utilityman Derek Dietrich for assignment, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. This comes amid a flurry of moves on Tuesday night as teams prepare their rosters ahead of the Rule 5 draft next month.

Dietrich, 29, is coming off another strong season in which he hit .265/.330/.421 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI, and 72 runs scored in 551 plate appearances. He played all over the diamond, spending most of his time in left field and at first base. Dietrich also played some second base, third base, and right field.

Dietrich is entering his third of four years of arbitration eligibility. He earned $2.9 million this past season and MLB Trade Rumors projects him to earn $4.8 million in 2019. Cutting Dietrich represents a bit more than 4 million in savings for the rebuilding and perennially small-market Marlins. Dietrich should draw some interest, so the Marlins could end up trading him rather soon.

Wonder how J.T. Realmuto, now the longest-tenured Marlin, is feeling right about now.