The lawsuit says, according to the Daily News, that Modami initially received positive interest from the Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers when he sought employment with them in late 2011. But both teams rejected Modami because, according to the lawsuit cited in the report, Amaro told both team’s general managers that he was fired because he was stealing and selling memorabilia and writing negative things about the Phillies on the Internet — all actions that Modami denies.
One interesting twist, according to the lawsuit cited by the report: Jayson Werth, a former Phillies player, first told Modami what Amaro allegedly said. And, Davey Lopes, a former Nationals and Phillies first base coach who currently serves in the same role for the Dodgers, first told Modami that Amaro’s statements about him led to him not being hired by Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti, the lawsuit states according to the report.
“We have not been served with the complaint yet so we’re not in a position to comment,” said Phillies spokeswoman Bonnie Clark in an email. “Additionally, it’s the Phillies practice to not comment on pending litigation.”
A Nationals spokesman declined to comment.