Jul 10, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT
Ian Krol, who posts on Twitter under @KingKrol9, was suspended indefinitely by the A’s on Sunday after an offensive tweet.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser reports that the tweet, since deleted, included a “gay slur along with some other offensive language.”
Krol had all of 90 twitter followers prior to the announcement, but the A’s were obviously keeping tabs on him. Some of the gems people were missing out on:
March 10: I’m the king, and I be smokin’
March 13: Man I feel like moneyyy
March 19: The moon’s on steriods #Supermoon…Wisconsin #WINNING…
Krol, 20, was a seventh-round pick in 2009 even though he was suspended for his senior year of high school for an alcohol-related offense. He went 9-4 with a 2.65 ERA at low-A Kane County last season. He missed the start of this season because of an elbow injury, but he resumed pitching in the Arizona League at the end of last month and he had thrown five hitless innings to date.
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