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Friday, January 10, 2020

In bizarre lawsuit, Yankees’ failed prospect says Derek Jeter ruined his career

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day:

In a rambling, conspiracy-laced lawsuit, a failed prospect, who never played above High-A and had a career batting average of .244, sued the Yankees for $34 million and blamed Yankees legend Derek Jeter for derailing his career as a shortstop, presumably because the soon-to-be Hall of Famer was afraid of the competition.

It was a wild swing and a miss.

In the lawsuit, dismissed by a judge in May, Garrison Lassiter used letters, newspaper clippings and scouting reports to weave a strange tale of conspiracy that he said was launched against him “to protect the career of Derek Jeter.” He alleged that it was “blantanly (sic) obvious” that Jeter controlled the Yankees organization, and he insisted Yankees employees libeled and slandered him to other teams, preventing him from reaching the major leagues.

The reason? “To protect the career of Derek Jeter.”

 

QLE Posted: January 10, 2020 at 01:26 AM | 92 comment(s)
  Beats: derek jeter, garrison lassiter, lawsuits, yankees

 

 

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