Tampa Rays fire doc

The Tampa Bay Rays fired the team physician after a video posted on YouTube included accusations of sexual abuse with a teenager who worked for him about a decade ago.

The team announced Tuesday it severed ties with Michael Reilly. The video was posted by the woman, now 26, on Jan. 17.

Reilly denied the abuse allegations in a statement.

He said he was “deeply troubled” by them and called the tarnishing of his reputation “disturbing.”

He said he had a relationship with the woman when she was an adult.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Reilly also resigned a similar post at St. Petersburg Catholic High School when school officials contacted him about the video.

St. Petersburg police say they are looking into the abuse accusations.

Braves’ spring training

The Atlanta Braves extended their spring training agreement with Disney World through April 2019, delaying a move to Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The Braves had planned to open their new $100 million complex in Sarasota County for spring training next year, but team officials said Wednesday that more time is needed to complete construction.

That means another spring at the Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando, where the Braves have trained since 1998.

The teams does plan to hold its final spring home game in 2019 at the new 6,500-seat stadium as a prelude to moving their entire Florida operation, which will include extended spring training for minor league teams, a Gulf Coast League team and the Fall Instructional League.

The new facility will put the Braves much closer to other major league teams, cutting down on travel time during spring training.

Mets trade Smoker

Left-hander Josh Smoker was traded from the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league left-hander Daniel Zamora and cash.

The swap was announced Wednesday, five days after Smoker was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot after the Mets re-signed free agent infielder Jose Reyes.