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Former Philadelphia Phillies batting practice pitcher Ali Modami is suing the Philadelphia Phillies and has Ruben Amaro Jr named as a defendant on the suit. A copy of the suit is below but basically Modami alleges that Amaro told both Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and Nationals GM Mike Rizzo that Modami was fired from the Phillies for stealing and selling memorability. Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes, a former Phillies coach, confirmed to Modami that Amaro’s statements are why the team didn’t hire him.
Ugly situation for Amaro and the Phillies. MTR Philly will keep you updated as the case progresses.
The lawsuit that was filed:
The Philadelphia Phillies; Ruben Amaro Jr.
Libel/slander. After terminating plaintiff’s employment with defendant Phillies as a Batting Practice Pitcher, defendant Amaro Jr. falsely informed Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo that plaintiff was no longer employed by the Phillies becaus...
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