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GM Ruben Amaro Jr., Phillies sued by former batting practice pitcher Sports: Former batting practice coach Ali Modami filed a lawsuit against the Philadelphia Phillies and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. for defamation. Modami is seeking $100,000 in damages.

Jeff Zelevansky

The suit states that Modami initially got positive responses from the Nationals and Dodgers when he contacted them seeking employment in late 2011.

But both teams eventually rejected Modami, the suit claims, because Amaro told both teams' general managers that he was no longer with the Phillies because he was stealing and selling memorabilia, the suit states.

Read more about Modami's suit at Sports: Former Phillies batting practice pitcher sues team, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.