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Former New York Mets General Manager Suspended Until 2024 World Series for Roster Manipulation

Former New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler will be suspended until the 2024 World Series of Major League Baseball (MLB), following a decision by commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded that the executive ordered the team to invent injuries to be able to open spots on the roster.

Manfred said in a statement that Eppler ordered “the deliberate simulation of injuries and the submission of documents, in order to be able to make multiple changes to the injured player list, during the 2022 and 2023 seasons.”

Eppler, 48, was the Mets’ general manager from November 2021 until he resigned on October 5, 2023, three days after owner Steven Cohen hired David Stearns as president of baseball operations. .

Cohen and former manager Buck Showalter were also not mentioned in Manfred’s final report: “The Mets were informed of the conclusion of Major League Baseball’s investigation. With the resignation of Billy Eppler, on October 5, 2023, and with David Stearns in charge of baseball operations, the Mets consider the matter closed and will say nothing further,” the team said in a statement.

Source: Leader

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2024-02-11 03:57:26
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