October 24, 2018 02:39 PM
A former scout for the Minnesota Twins is suing the organization after he says he was terminated because of his age, according to a lawsuit filed in Hennepin County Court.
Howard Norsetter filed the suit against the team Monday.
The Minnesota Twins declined to comment on the lawsuit Wednesday.
According to the lawsuit, Norsetter began working with the team as a part-time scout in 1990. He became a full-time scout in 1991 and was named International Scouting Coordinator and Minor League International Supervisor in 2002.
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Norsetter, who is now 60, was terminated by the team in 2017, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims at the time of his dismissal, Norsetter was told the team's scouting priorities had changed and that his position would be eliminated. The lawsuit goes on to say that at the time of Norsetter's termination, the Twins organization told media he would be replaced.
During the time of his termination, the Twins said Norsetter's performance was not a factor in his termination.
Norsetter also offered to work in other scouting positions with the team for less pay, but was told by team officials that was not an option.
According to the lawsuit, Norsetter seeks the court, "award him all relief permitted by law."
Updated: October 24, 2018 02:39 PM
Created: October 24, 2018 02:17 PM
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