Pitcher Matt Dermody, who played for the NC Dinos last year and signed with the Boston Red Sox this year, was eventually designated for transfer (DFA).
On the 9th (Korean time), ‘Major League Trade Rumors’, which reports the news of his transfer to the major leagues, said, “Boston has dealt with DFA for The Mody.” When Boston removes Demody from its 40-man roster, it plans to join outfielder Adam Duvall from the New York Yankees game on the 10th as soon as he returns from the 60-day injured list.
Demody played for the Seibu Lions in 2021, signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs last year, and joined the NC Dinos ($220,000) in August of that year, recording an average ERA of 4.54 with 3 wins and 5 losses in 8 games. Demody signed a minor league contract with Boston this year and tried again in the major leagues.
Demody was finally called up to the major leagues on the 9th and came out as a starting pitcher. However, the incident happened before the match. It was belatedly known that Themody posted a homophobic post on social media in 2021 when he was playing for Seibu.
Dermody, a known Christian, said, “Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God. They will go to hell. This is not my opinion, it is the truth. We can all search our hearts, ask Jesus for forgiveness and repent of all our sins. It should be done,” he wrote.
According to the ‘Washington Post’, Boston club president Sam Kennedy said on the 8th, “Our club only found out about the SNS post after signing a contract with The Mody in January. We solved the problem with The Moddy. The players went through mandatory anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training in March.”
“We cannot limit the religious beliefs and political views of our players or employees, but we demand that they treat all of our organizations and people on the ballpark with respect and professionalism.”
Boston manager Alex Cora said ahead of Dermody’s appearance, “Clearly a lot of people don’t agree with what he’s saying. I’m not one to teach Dermody what to say, but one thing’s for sure: players are inclusive people when they wear their uniforms. It should be,” he pointed out circumspectly.안전놀이터
“I apologize for posting because my social media posts have hurt a lot of people,” Dermody told reporters after the match. I think I hate and oppose certain groups, but I want everyone to go to heaven.”
However, in the end, Demody recorded 4 hits (2 homers), 1 strikeout, 1 walk and 3 runs in 4 innings against the Cleveland Guardians in the 2023 Major League Baseball game held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the 9th.