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Girardi says MLB ready for openly gay player

Tuesday - 2/11/2014, 5:45pm  ET

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks during a news conference, where Masahiro Tanaka of Japan was introduced as a new pitcher for the team, at Yankee Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player.

Michael Sam, a former defensive end for Missouri's football team, came out publicly in interviews over the weekend and could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

Speaking Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, Girardi says "I think our world has adjusted to that." He thinks players just want to win and he says "whoever the best players are in that clubhouse, get them in there."


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