Vizquel Accuser Didn't Report Alleged Harassment, Team Says

By Rachel Scharf (September 1, 2021, 2:02 PM EDT) -- A minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox told an Alabama federal judge Tuesday that an autistic former bat boy can't sue the team over alleged sexual harassment by its onetime manager Omar Vizquel because the ex-employee never officially reported the incident.

The argument was among 36 defenses laid out by the Birmingham Barons in an answer denying August allegations that Vizquel, a former All-Star shortstop, frequently exposed himself in the White Sox farm team's clubhouse and demanded that the bat boy wash his back while showering in 2019.

The former employee, whose name is withheld because of the nature of...

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