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Detroit Tigers' pitching coach fired after 'insensitive comments'

Detroit Tigers' pitching coach fired after 'insensitive comments'

The Detroit Tigers abruptly fired pitching coach Chris Bosio on Wednesday for unspecified "insensitive comments".

In a statement, the club did not specify what the comments were or when they were spoken. He was a good pitching coach here. Bosio's remarks must have been very bad for the team to immediately fire him.

General manager Al Avila told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Wednesday that Bosio was dismissed for making an insensitive comment directed at a team employee.

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It'll be interesting to see how this affects the club, considering that manager Ron Gardenhire deferred to Bosio's judgment on many decisions regarding the pitching staff. Bosio was the pitching coach with the Cubs from 2012 to 2017 and won a World Series in 2016 due to strong performances by Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and others pitchers.

"I don't even know what he said", Maddon said at Dodger Stadium.

Primarily a starter for the Brewers and Mariners over an 11-year Major League Baseball career, Bosio went 94-93 with a 3.96 ERA, and he threw a no-hitter for Seattle in 1993.


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