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Sport Astros dispute story that team executive taunted female reporters about Roberto Osuna

07:30  22 october  2019
07:30  22 october  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Report: Astros’ assistant GM yelled ‘Thank God we got Osuna!’ at female reporters

  Report: Astros’ assistant GM yelled ‘Thank God we got Osuna!’ at female reporters Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman reportedly yelled, "Thank God we got Osuna!" at a group of female reporters after the club advanced to the World Series.Due to the off-the-field ugliness, the Astros were able to acquire Osuna on the relative cheap, sending Ken Giles, David Paulino, and Hector Perez to the Blue Jays. Osuna has been mostly great for the Astros since the trade, finishing the 2018 season with 12 saves, a 1.99 ERA, and a 19/3 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings in his new uniform. This year, Osuna racked up an American League-high 38 saves with a 2.63 ERA and a 73/12 K/BB ratio in 65 innings.

The Astros on Monday denied a Sports Illustrated report that claimed assistant GM Brandon Taubman turned to a group of female reporters and repeatedly yelled, "Thank God we got Osuna ! Astros deny intent of exec's support of Osuna .

Roberto Osuna was activated on Sunday from his 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy, joining the Houston Astros , with the player and team trying desperately to save face in an ugly situation.

The Astros issued a statement Monday disputing a Sports Illustrated story that a team executive taunted three female reporters after the American League Championship Series-clinching victory Saturday.

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The story, written by Stephanie Apstein and posted Monday, described a scene that allegedly occurred in the Astros locker room more than an hour after the Game 6 win.

According to the account, assistant general manager Brandon Taubman turned to a group of three female reporters and yelled half a dozen times, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f—ing glad we got Osuna!”

MLB to investigate clubhouse incident involving Astros executive

  MLB to investigate clubhouse incident involving Astros executive Major League Baseball says it will look into allegations that Houston Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman shouted at female reporters regarding the club's acquisition of closer Roberto Osuna following Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday. According to Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated, Taubman turned to three female reporters in the clubhouse and yelled six times, "Thank god we got Osuna! I'm so f------ glad we got Osuna!" TheAccording to Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated, Taubman turned to three female reporters in the clubhouse and yelled six times, "Thank god we got Osuna! I'm so f------ glad we got Osuna!"

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale sat down for an interview with Astros pitcher Roberto Osuna , who recently served a 75-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. USA TODAY.

Speaking with reporters in the dugout, Osuna offered few details about the morning meeting in the Astros ’ clubhouse at Dodger Stadium and did not Osuna ’s suspension is over but how will he be received by his new (and outspoken) Astros teammates? The Blue Jays should’ve stuck by Roberto

The Astros closer, Roberto Osuna, allegedly assaulted the mother of his young child in May 2018 while he was a member of the Blue Jays. Although prosecutors dropped the charges after the woman declined to testify, Osuna served a 75-game suspension last year for violating MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy.

According to the SI report, one of the reporters was wearing a domestic-violence awareness bracelet.

The Astros' statement said the team was "extremely disappointed" in SI's "attempt to fabricate a story." It suggested that Taubman was legitimately showing support for Osuna, who had yielded a game-tying, two-run homer in the top of the ninth.

Manager AJ Hinch ‘very disappointed’ in Astros assistant GM for Roberto Osuna remarks

  Manager AJ Hinch ‘very disappointed’ in Astros assistant GM for Roberto Osuna remarks Hinch’s statement is much stronger than the apologies were, and the entire Houston organization would be better off if it took his tone. MLB is investigating, and it may get worse for the organization yet.

He is reported to have yelled at female reporters about Roberto Osuna , who was accused of domestic violence. Getty/Houston Astros Brandon Taubman is the Houston Astros assistant general manager who is facing controversy for his locker room comments about pitcher Roberto Osuna .

Astros Convinced Roberto Osuna Is 'Remorseful' for Domestic Violence Incident. After making the deal for Osuna , Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow released a statement explaining the vetting process the team went through before making the trade, and how the organization feels its new righty

"The story posted by Sports Illustrated is misleading and completely irresponsible," the statement reads. "An Astros player was being asked about a difficult outing. Our executive was supporting the player during a difficult time. His comments had everything to do about the game situation that just occurred and nothing else —  they were also not directed toward any specific reporters. We are extremely disappointed in Sports Illustrated's attempt to fabricate a story where one does not exist."

Apstein's story claimed that Taubman alleged comments were "frightening enough that another Houston staffer apologized."

MLB conducting wider probe of Astros after exec firing .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is conducting a wider probe of the Houston Astros that goes beyond the assistant general manager who was fired this week for inappropriate behavior, concerned about the team's initial denial. Houston terminated Brandon Taubman on Thursday, saying he directed inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration following Game 6 of the AL Championship Series last weekend. "There areHouston terminated Brandon Taubman on Thursday, saying he directed inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration following Game 6 of the AL Championship Series last weekend.

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