Statement from Commissioner Rob Manfred

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today:

"The racist words and actions directed at Adam Jones at Fenway Park last night are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated at any of our ballparks. My office has been in contact with the Red Sox, and the club has made it clear that they will not tolerate this inexcusable behavior. Our 30 Clubs will continue to work with fans and security to provide a family-friendly environment. Any individual who behaves in such offensive fashion will be immediately removed from the ballpark and subject to further action.

"The behavior of these few ignorant individuals does not reflect the millions of great baseball fans who attend our games."