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‘Rogue administrator’ alters several MLB Facebook pages, posts Derek Jeter sex change joke

Kevin Kaduk
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The Yankees' Facebook page was hacked with the following message on Thursday. (Getty/Facebook)

Running social media for a major-league team got a little more complicated on Thursday when the official Facebook pages for several teams fell victim to what Facebook is calling a 'rogue administrator' in search of a laugh. The New York Yankees were the target of the most prominent prank with the mischief makers informing the team's 5.9 million Facebook fans that Derek Jeter would be missing the rest of the season due to a sex change operation.

Teams quickly erased the messages, which included the Washington Nationals saying they were moving back to Montreal, the Chicago White Sox claiming they were voting for Mitt Romney over superfan President Barack Obama and the San Diego Padres announcing that their handicapped fans were "STRONGLY DISCOURAGED" from attending games at Petco Park. Deadspin has the complete rundown, which also includes the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins. (Warning: Link contains objectionable language.)

The affected teams later sent out messages notifying fans that the previous posts were false and were looking into the matter. Deadspin later reported that someone who was no longer supposed to have administrator access was responsible for the pranks.

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