The Dallas Morning News

Diversity study: Baseball scores fall on hiring

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A new diversity study finds Major League Baseball with slightly lower scores for racial and gender hiring but earning bonuses for social justice initiative­s and hiring milestones.

Thursday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) issued an overall grade of C-plus for MLB, with a B-plus for racial hiring and a C for gender hiring. The report examined a range of positions at the central baseball headquarte­rs and within franchises using data for the 2021 season.

The overall grade slipped from a B to a C-plus while the other two letter grades remained the same.

The report also mentions MLB’S decision to pull the All-star Game from Atlanta due to objections to changes in Georgia’s voting laws.

AROUND THE MAJORS

Chicago Cubs: The league suspended pitcher Ryan Tepera for three games for intentiona­lly throwing at Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff this week. Tepera appealed will not serve the suspension while the appeal is pending. Manager David Ross was suspended for one game and fined because of Tepera’s actions.

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