MLB investigating racist messages sent to Carl Edwards Jr.


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Jim Cowsert - USA Today Sports
Jim Cowsert - USA Today Sports

Carl Edwards Jr. is currently in Triple-A Iowa refining his pitching and clearing his mind so that he can make it up back to the big leagues again in 2019.

The last thing he needs were people mistreating him on social media. However, according to the Athletic on Tuesday, major league baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Edwards on Instagram.

"We were shocked by the racist, profanity-laced social media message sent to Carl Edwards Jr. earlier this month," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told the Athletic in a statement. "We vehemently condemn the content of the message and are supporting Major League Baseball’s investigation to identify the person responsible.

"In a sport that celebrates diversity and unites people from all backgrounds, we are appalled anyone claiming to be a fan would send divisive and bigoted insults to a player. Whether spoken, posted or published, this type of reprehensible language and views cannot be tolerated in our game or society."

Social media can be such a useful tool to reach people but it also brings out so many potential issues such these unwarranted personal attacks.

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