Former Mariner Boone Causes Stir + More MLB News
UNDATED (AP) — Former Seattle Mariners second baseman Bret Boone caused a stir on social media by making light of sexual harassment in a message to a reporter.
Seattlepi.com reporter Stephen Cohen wrote Wednesday that after he tweeted about his disappointment in the allegations against radio host Garrison Keillor, Boone sent him a direct message on Twitter. Boone wrote that he got sexually harassed "twice today," when "the Starbucks girl" smiled at him and when a woman at a drug store flirted with him.
Boone further joked that he was getting a lawyer and that the behavior was unacceptable.
Boone said he was tired of people being offended and that the reporter should go back to his politically correct world.
In other MLB news:
— Carlos Beltran has interviewed to become manager of the New York Yankees, four weeks after the final game of his 20-year major league career. The 40-year-old Beltran was a nine-time All-Star and played for the Yankees from 2014-16.
— Outfielder Jake Smolinski agreed to a $775,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Smolinski missed almost the entire season following right shoulder surgery before returning to play in 16 games, including 11 in the outfield.
— The Toronto Blue Jays plan to honor the life and career of former star Roy Halladay in a ceremony before their season opener against the New York Yankees on March 29. Halladay died Nov. 7 at age 40 when the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.