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MLB Says Latino Ump Not Promoted Due to Deficient Performance

Sept. 1, 2022, 3:22 PM

A long-time Major League Baseball umpire was passed over for crew chief promotions and work in the World Series because his performance was deficient, not because of his race or national origin, Major League Baseball said in a response brief filed in the Second Circuit.

The case is now before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on the motion of Angel Hernandez, a Cuban-born Latino umpire, to reinstate his employment discrimination claims thrown out by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in March 2021.

The league asked the appeals court to affirm ...