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Mariners suspend Baltimore native Steve Clevenger over racially insensitive remarks on Twitter

Mariners suspend Baltimore native Steve Clevenger over racially insensitive remarks on Twitter

The Seattle Mariners have suspended catcher Steve Clevenger for the racially insensitive tweets he posted Thursday to his Twitter account regarding the civil unrest in Charlotte, N.C.

In a statement Friday afternoon, Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Clevenger, a Pigtown native, Mount Saint Joseph graduate and former Oriole, has been suspended without pay for the rest of the season, leaving 30-year-old backup's major league future in doubt. 

"As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team," Dipoto said. "Today we have informed him that he is...

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