With the Red Sox’s starting rotation dealing with injuries, the team called up and activated 32-year-old lefty Matt Dermody to start on Thursday in the series finale against the Cleveland Guardians.
Since being called up, a since-deleted homophobic tweet from Dermody’s Twitter account has made its rounds online. The main tweet, sent in June 2021 when Dermody was pitching for the Seibu Lions in Japan, reads “#PrideMonth. Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God. They will go to hell. This is not my opinion, but the #Truth. Read 1 Corinthians 6:9. May we all examine our hearts, ask Jesus to forgive us and repent of all our sins. I love you all in Christ Jesus!” Dermody also continued in the replies, including a tweet reading “I am not a homophobic (sic).”