Trevor Bauer has long been one of baseball’s more active players on Twitter. Now he’s suggesting that MLB has tried to keep him quiet.
The Indians pitcher said in a tweet Thursday that he had just been in a meeting that encouraged “all players to take a stance and be leaders politically.” Bauer found it “disingenuous,” adding that the commissioner’s office has tried to curtail his outspokenness.
“Just had a meeting encouraging all players to take a stance and be leaders politically,” Bauer tweeted. “Here’s my stance. I find it disingenuous that
@mlb commissioners office would encourage this when they’ve specifically tried to censor me for sharing my opinion on the matter. #RiseUp”
When a fan asked if that’s why Bauer has been quieter on social media this offseason, the righty replied back, “Almost like I wasn’t allowed access to my twitter account for a while.” He later told another user that he wasn’t a “fan of being told I can’t share if I choose to.”
Bauer has gotten himself into Twitter controversies before while arguing about politics with other users. Last February, all in one night, he tweeted that “almost all of my teammates support Trump,” that “690% of them are Trump supporters,” and suggested another user was “welcome to quit life.”
The 27-year-old Bauer also went viral during the 2016 ALCS, when his pinky wouldn’t stop bleeding on the mound days after he cut it while operating a drone.
Published at Fri, 09 Mar 2018 17:30:33 +0000