Marlins' Yelich Denies Appearance in ‘Defamatory Video'

Christian Yelich let it be known on Monday that he was not in a racy video that had been tweeted

Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich denied an accusation that he was involved in a racy video that was posted online.

Yelich took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to comment on the video before deleting his tweet a short while later. The tweet had generated a large amount of likes, retweets and replies in the short time it was online.

"A false and defamatory video was tweeted about me the past 24hrs. It is 100% not me in the video. My attorneys are looking into it," said Yelich in the tweet.

The 24-year old is having a solid year for the Marlins and has stayed out of headlines off the field thus far. The video in question has since been deleted, as has the account it was posted from.

This is not the first time that a Marlins player has found himself in a bit of controversy. In spring training last year, Jarred Cosart was the focal point of a gambling investigation by Major League Baseball. Cosart ended up being fined, and deleted his Twitter account following the incident.

In 2012, new manager Ozzie Guillen was also making headlines due to comments he made about Fidel Castro. Guillen was suspended for the comments and ended up being fired following a dismal season for Miami despite having several years left on his contract.

The Marlins will keep their focus on the playing field as they open a four-game series in Philadelphia on Monday. Miami heads into the series with a record that is seven games over .500.

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