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The Houston Astros were quick to react after minor leaguer Brooks Marlow tweeted his distaste for having ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza on the broadcast for the National League wild-card game Wednesday night.
“The Houston Astros do not condone the tweet posted by one of our minor league players earlier this evening.” the team said in a statement. “We have communicated with the player, who agreed that his tweet was inappropriate and insensitive and has since apologized. We also apologize to Ms. Mendoza, who is an outstanding broadcaster that we have had the pleasure of working with this season.”
The 23-year-old Marlow was a 29th-round pick of the Astros in 2015, and spent last season with Class A Lancaster, where he hit .205/.302/.329 with six home runs and 70 strikeouts in 74 games.
Mendoza became the first female broadcaster in the booth in June 2015, when she covered the College World Series for ESPN. She also became the first female analyst in MLB postseason history last October, and has since been a regular in the booth for Sunday Night Baseball.