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Seventeen former MLB scouts are suing the league, its 30 teams and Commissioner Rob Manfred Discriminated against because of age.
The Associated Press reported that the lawsuit was filed with the US District Court in Denver. The scouts, ranging in age from 55 to 71, said MLB and its teams “have taken action to prevent or refuse to rehire older scouts” scouts. ” They also accused the league and its teams of violating federal age discrimination Law Based on Associated Press, Employment Act of 1967 and laws of 11 states and New York City. Rick Ragazzo, one of 17 scouts involved in the lawsuit and a 35-year league veteran with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, had this to say: “I think baseball’s discrimination against senior scouts is completely wrong and very sad for those who have given their lives and careers to the game. When clubs act together to profile scouts by age and prevent us from being rehired, it is difficult for most of us to reinvent ourselves at the twilight of our careers. ” Jim Benedict has played for the Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Cleveland Guardians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins during his career Team and Chicago Cubs, he also offered his thoughts: American Pro In a statement, Major League Baseball said it “looks forward to challenging these allegations in court,” but had no further comment on pending litigation, per its policy of no comment.