Mariners say they are reviewing all internal options that are available after racially insensitive tweets from the account of reserve catcher Steve Clevenger
The Mariners say they are reviewing all internal options that are available after tweets from the account of reserve catcher Steve Clevenger regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Black Lives Matter movement.
General manager Jerry Dipoto issued a brief statement on Thursday night, saying the club is very disappointed and that while Clevenger is free to express himself, his tweets do not in any way represent the opinions of the Seattle Mariners. We strongly disagree with the language and tone of his comments.
Clevengers Twitter account was changed to private Thursday night. Screen shots of the tweets showed Clevenger made disparaging comments about protesters and President Barack Obama, saying everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!