Previously Suspended Staffer Leaves Red Sox Organization

Isaiah De Los Santos
A previously suspended staffer has left the Boston Red Sox's organization.
A previously suspended staffer has left the Boston Red Sox's organization. / (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Boston Red Sox have moved past their 2018 sign-stealing scandal, though it still follows them to this day. One of the names most connected with that controversy is J.T. Watkins, who was suspended for the 2020 season after an investigation revealed he had a prevalent role in the misconduct.

Now Watkins has opted to move on from the organization following the 2022 campaign.

Watkins is leaving the Red Sox to take on a hitting game plan role with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Former Boston players J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts recommended Watkins to the Dodgers, according to Boston Sports Journal's Sean McAdam.

Watkins was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He played several years of minor league ball before joining the staff in 2017. Watkins worked in the advanced scouting department and eventually became the relay room operator, but his adjustment of scouting reports in-game violated MLB rules, leading to his suspension.

The former catcher was then re-hired by Boston in a different scouting role after spending the 2020 season away from the team. Now he moves on to LA, where he'll try to help the Dodgers in their quest to get back to the World Series.

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