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MLB investigating Dr. Lorena Martin’s accusations against Mariners

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In case you missed it last night, Dr. Lorena Martin, who was recently let go as the Mariners’ director of high performance, took to Instagram to accuse members of the team’s front office of making racist comments against foreign-born players.

The Mariners responded, denying Dr. Martin’s claims, calling them “false” and “outrageous.”

It was mot going to end with a she-said, they said, of course, and today Major League Baseball announced that it is wading in. Via Ken Rosenthal:

MLB is aware of the allegations made by a former employee of the Seattle Mariners regarding the conduct of Club employees. Consistent with our policies, we are investigating the allegations.

To be continued.

Tigers sign Austin Romine to one-year, $4.1 million deal

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The Tigers and free agent catcher Austin Romine have agreed to a one-year contract, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti specifies that the deal is for $4.1 million.

Romine, 31, has been in the league for eight seasons, all with the Yankees. Across 1,116 trips to the plate, he has hit .239/.281/.366. However, Romine is well-regarded for his defense and game-calling abilities.

Romine will slot in as the full-time catcher for the rebuilding Tigers. They’ll have Jake Rogers and Grayson Greiner behind him.