Fox Sports Refuses to Report on Death of World Series Pitcher’s Father

“We are not taking chance he would find out through us,” reporter Ken Rosenthal says

Last Updated: October 27, 2015 @ 7:03 PM

Fox Sports has decided not to report during Tuesday night’s broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series on the unconfirmed death of Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez’s father, according to Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal.

“Broadcast generally on in clubhouse. Conflicting reports on whether Volquez knows. We are not taking chance he would find out through us,” Rosenthal tweeted.

Volquez was the Royals starting pitcher Tuesday┬ánight, and was still in the game as reports began to emerge of his father’s death. The Associated Press, citing “a person familiar with the situation,” reported that Danio Volquez died in his native Dominican Republic as his son was warming up in the Kansas City bullpen prior to the game‘s start.

Media reports provided conflicting information as to whether the pitcher was aware of reports of his father’s death. ESPN’s Enrique Rojas reported that the younger Volquez learned of the news on his way to the ballpark Tuesday. But Kansas City Star reporter Vahe Gregorian tweeted that the Royals could not confirm news of Volquez’s father’s death, and that the player had no knowledge of media reports.

The Royals face the New York Mets in Game 1 of the series Tuesday night in Kansas City.