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Astros Fire Exec After Outburst

Brandon Taubman had apologized after reportedly shouting toward female reporters
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2019 4:00 PM CDT
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch, left, and Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman, right, introduce pitcher Gerrit Cole, who was acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday,...   (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

(Newser) – Maybe this will help them win some games? The Astros have fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston's pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. The team released a statement Thursday that said Taubman's conduct did not reflect the organization's values "and we believe this is the most appropriate course of action." Taubman has previously apologized for using language that was "unprofessional and inappropriate" in the clubhouse following the victory. Sports Illustrated reported he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB's domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto to the Astros. (Read more Houston Astros stories.)

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