MLB umpire Angel Hernandez not the victim of discrimination, judge rules

NEW YORK — Oft-criticized umpire Angel Hernandez struck out Wednesday on his discrimination lawsuit against Major League Baseball. The Cuban-American ump, who is widely considered the worst in the league, had claimed former Yankees skipper and current MLB executive Joe Torre denied him leadership roles during big games for discriminatory reasons. But Judge Paul Oetken dismissed the case, writing in a 26-page Manhattan Federal Court ruling that there is ample evidence Torre did not promote Hernandez for reasons related to his ability to call balls and strikes. “The evidence shows beyond genuine…

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