Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio fired for ‘insensitive comments’

By Blake Froling

Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio was fired this afternoon for “insensitive comments,” according to the team. General manager Al Avila said that bullpen coach Rick Anderson will replace Bosio for the rest of the season.

The Tigers also released a statement:

Effective immediately, the Detroit Tigers have terminated the contract of pitching coach Chris Bosio for his insensitive comments that violated Club policy and his Uniform Employee Contract. The organization holds all of our personnel to the highest standards of personal conduct both on and off the field. We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior. The Club will have no further comment on this matter.

The Tigers did not specify what Bosio said that prompted his firing. Bosio was brought onto the Tigers staff this winter by new manager Ron Gardenhire after he was fired by the Chicago Cubs.