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Was the Red Sox employee who talked to Schilling about PEDs already fired?

Feb 7, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

UPDATE II: Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the person who suggested that Schilling take PEDs was investigated by MLB and cleared. It seems that the individual was eventually fired by the Red Sox, but not for that specific incident.

UPDATE: Pete Abraham has more. And, yes, apparently there was an investigation back in 2008.  Which, OK, we’ll take baseball’s word for that.  Funny, though, that a few short hours ago baseball, when asked, said that it would look into Schilling’s comments and made no mention of an investigation occurring back in 2008.

5:30 PM: Micheal S. Schmidt is hearing so:

Schilling did say that the person was no longer employed by the Red Sox, so that would match.  At the same time, given that Schilling was talking about this person in the context of PEDs in baseball and the league’s response to it, you’d think Schilling would mention that as a means of noting MLB being proactive about such things.

And when he said on Twitter earlier today that he wouldn’t name the person, you’d think that a logical response would be to say “there’s no point in doing so; the person was already fired for it.”  Instead Schilling made it sound like it should all remain hush-hush.

Still, this should be easy to check. Someone with the Red Sox or Major League Baseball should be able to say — and should be willing to say — what Schmidt is saying here. Indeed, since “#thesystemworked” you’d think they’d be proud to say so.

  1. illegalblues - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    still banking on the employee being a janitor or something. some copy dude.

    • syracuse451 - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      Nah, it was Francona, and they just waited a few years to do it.

      • illegalblues - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:49 PM

        yeah, that’s obviously the reason he was let go. can’t believe nobody picked up on that. you a P.I.?

  2. 13arod - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    who knows if he could be with another team??

  3. jwbiii - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Didn’t the Red Sox clean out their medical/training staff a few years ago?

    • jwbiii - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      Here are the new hires from a year ago, but TFA doesn’t say who got canned.

      http://ptmanagerblog.com/sox-restructure-medical-staff-boston-red-sox

  4. oldpaddy - Feb 7, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    “Sox team president Larry Lucchino said he was “surprised” by the news.

    “Certainly is something to look into, but it came from out of left field, to use a baseball cliché,” Lucchino told reporters at a Jimmy Fund event in Boston.”

    How on earth did Luchinno not know about this if there was an investigation?

  5. drewzducks - Feb 7, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Hello ? Doesn’t anyone know how to use the Internet anymore ?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/sports/baseball/03steroids.html

  6. drewzducks - Feb 7, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Update III : drewzducks of I’m at Home Sitting on My A$$ has found, after an exhaustive 10 minute search of the internet and some careful deduction/process of elimination, that the employee in question appears to be none other than Jared Remy, son of former Red Sox Jerry Remy.

    See above article as well as

    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2009/08/02/sox_fired_two_in_steroids_case/

    • buggieowens - Feb 7, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      DD, you win the internet!

  7. bowltr - Feb 8, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm seem to recall Remdog’s son being a security guard and getting canned by the Sox around that time.

  8. Reggie's Bush - Feb 8, 2013 at 7:04 AM

    Twitter and hash tags are stupid.

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