DETROITBroadcaster Jim Kaat refers to left-hander As “Nestor The Molestor” on Thursday, the second offensive comment made by the 83 year-old Hall of Fame pitcher during a broadcast.
As Minnesota'sIt was struck out Star Kaat explained that Cortes was his favorite pitcher during the New York breakout season.
Kaat stated, “Nestor the Molestor Nestor Cortes”, “Angles at different speeds. He is a pitcher.
After the broadcast, Dustin Morse (Vice President of Communications and Content at Twins) spoke to Kaat.
Morse said, “Obviously we take these matters very seriously”
Kaat intended to contact Cortes directly to discuss the situation.
Morse declared, “Jim meant nothing ill will.”
Cortes is affectionately called “Nasty Nestor” among Yankees fans. He went 5-1 this season with a 1.50 ERA. He was held scoreless in seven innings against the Yankees.On Thursday, win the first game in a doubleheader.
Cortes and the Yankees were playing each other in the second game of the night.
Kaat, a long-time commentator, has previously worked for both the Yankees Network and MLB Network.After saying this, teams should attempt to “get 40-acres full of” players who are similar to them. infielder .
He made the comment about Moncada to remind viewers of the promise made by the U.S. government to free slaves after the Civil War that they would receive 40 acres and one mule. Later, he apologized in the game between theWhite Sox.
“Also, earlier in the gameHe said that while I was at the plate, trying to compliment the great player he is, he made a poor choice in words and made a hurtful comment. “And I'm sorry.”