Angels Fire Staffer for Selling Ball-Doctoring Substance

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The Los Angeles Angels fired a longtime employee for selling ball-doctoring substances to opposing teams.

A Los Angeles Times report last week detailed how Brian Harkins, the Angels’ visiting clubhouse manager, allegedly provided opposing pitchers with illegal substances that helped them have a better grip on baseballs. Harkins was fired by the Angels on Thursday.

“He is no longer working for the Angels,” team president John Carpino told the Times. “I cannot get into any more details than that.”

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