Seattle Mariners on Monday denied racial discrimination claims made on social media by Lorena Martin, the team's former director of…
Seattle Mariners on Monday denied racial discrimination claims made on social media by Lorena Martin, the team’s former director of high performance.
The team said in a statement that Martin was dismissed last month, October 10th. The team gave no reason for her termination.
She had been employed by the team last season for the then newly created position to coordinate “all aspects of Marin’s physical and mental training of players and staff, including monitoring of the entire organization’s medical, strength and conditioning, nutrition and mental skills departments. “
Earlier Monday, Martin made charges in an Instagram post as General Manager Jerry DiPoto, chief Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay has called Latino players, especially those from the Dominican Republic,” stupid “and” stupid “.
She said she decided to “speak out because they shoot innocent coaches to try and do the right thing and because of their color / race.”
The marines said in his statement that Martin did not “do anything of these false statements “until after her termination.
“The Mariners categorically deny that any member of our management or coaching staff made racist comments regarding any of our player or staff. In addition, we have not completed (or threatened to terminate) any coach during the offseason. “
Martin responded to Twitter on Mariners statement and called it a” breach of contract “.
“I had reported many other discriminatory incidents to HR and other Mariners staff throughout the season,” she said.
] Before joining the sailors, Martin was the director of sports performance analysis for NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.