Ex-Mariners employee’s accusation of racism sparks investigation by MLB

Lorena Martin, the former director of high performance for the Seattle Mariners, has accused GM Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais of racism and discrimination against Latino players. The team strongly denies her allegations.
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Lorena Martin, the former director of high performance for the Seattle Mariners, has accused GM Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais of racism and discrimination against Latino players. The team strongly denies her allegations.

TJ Cotterill is the Seattle Mariners and MLB writer for The News Tribune. He started covering MLB full-time in 2018, but before that covered Ken Griffey Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and spent seven years writing about high schools, including four as TNT’s prep sports coordinator. Born and raised in Washington.