Diamondbacks Managing General partner Ken Kendrick said the situation “was a personnel matter,” and wouldn’t comment any further. Except for this: “I suspect the situation will become clear soon enough,” Kendrick said.
That not only suggests an impending resolution, but a reason why the Diamondbacks have played this one so close to the chest protector.
Sutton did not broadcast any of the weekend games against the Cubs, even though he initially hoped to return to work last Saturday. He is not on the current road trip, yet he is scheduled to work the Diamondbacks-Brewers game for the Fox national network on Saturday, an awkward collision and something the Diamondbacks say they can’t control.
Either way, the organization has shown very little public support for Sutton, other than to say that he hasn’t broken any laws and is simply taking some time off.
...Team President and CEO Derrick Hall clarified one point and one erroneous report—that Sutton was not suspended for a local radio interview or for being occasionally critical of the team. The latter is one of Sutton’s best attributes.
“That report was an absolute joke,” Hall said.
Posted: June 26, 2012 at 06:52 AM | 18 comment(s)
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