According to court documents obtained on Thursday, former astronaut pitcher Gerrit Cole asked a now-fired clubhouse attendant to provide a sticky substance to Doctor Baseball during his 2019 season, and Justin · Justin Verlander (Justin Verlander) sympathizes with the person for stopping the supply of supplies.
On January 17, 2019, Cole texted Brian “Bubba” Harkins, a long-visiting clubhouse attendant at Angel Stadium, asking “Can you help me solve this tricky situation” and added a wink Emoticons.
“We won’t see you until May,” Cole wrote, “but we had some road games in cold places in April. When the weather was cold last year, I grabbed things.”
After an investigation by the Major League Baseball found that Hudgens provided various sticky substances to opposition pitchers to help them catch the ground, Hudgens was fired on March 3, 2020. Huggins filed a lawsuit against the Angels and the Major League Baseball in September, claiming that he was a “scapegoat”
Verlander allegedly stated in a conversation with Harkins on March 7 that he wanted to publicly support Harkins, but “after a rigorous review of his team, this will be very difficult.”
“(Verlander) has also spoken with Mike Fyers (sic),” Harkins wrote in a note, summarizing his telephone contact with Verlander. “Justin knows from Major League Baseball that they have found that the team has been hiring chemists and conducting research to come up with more advanced things to increase the rotation speed.
“There are also organizations that are hiring free agents and tell them that they can increase the spin rate of people who don’t use things, and tell them that they can increase the spin rate, and help them as pitchers to induce them to sign with them. .”
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Although technically this violates the rules of the major leagues, pitchers have long used foreign objects to better control baseball, while referees and opponents have turned a blind eye. Better grip means better control-when the pitcher can control the throwing Arsenal, the batsman will be in better shape.
The lawsuit alleges that the Angels have a relationship with Cole, Weiland, Edwin Jackson, Max Schize, Felix Hernandez, Corey Kluber, Chopper Chamberlain, Adam Wainwright and Taylor Chatwood’s evidence.
In November, Major League Baseball and the League of Angels filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Huggins and his lawyers presented 373 pages of evidence to support the case on Thursday. Cole’s text message to Huggins is one of them. The memo to the league owner on February 28, 2020 to former senior vice president Chris Young of Major League Baseball, as well as the general manager and manager.
Young, who serves as the current general manager of the Texas Rangers, reminded: “It is strictly forbidden for club personnel to provide, use, manufacture, hide or otherwise promote the use of foreign objects on the court.” Huggins was fired three days later.
Verlander texted Harkins on March 6, telling him “I regret to hear about this.” Verlander asked Harkins to call him to discuss what he had heard from teammate Martín Maldonado.
According to the record of the conversation between Harkins and Verlander, Maldonado told Verlander that the clubhouse attendant at Club Angeles believed that Verlander handed Harkins to MLB. Weilande said in a text message to Huggins: “Maldonado just told me that he heard completely incorrect news!”
Verlander and Harkins talked on March 7. The evidence includes notes from the conversation. According to Harkins, Verlander said: “It sounds like your name comes from an investigation of Astros.”
Huggins wrote in the conversation notes: “Justin can’t believe this is a bull and can be promoted to the media.” “(Verlander) said that Astros has faced challenges from the media and players.”
Harkins claimed that Mike Fiers, the pitcher Verlander was talking to, blew the whistle in the Houston ball stealing scandal in November 2019, resulting in a “censorship” that apparently prohibited Verlander from publicly insisting on Harkins.