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Josh Hader's teammates respond to his offensive tweets

Posted at 7:38 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 09:09:50-04

MILWAUKEE -- Despite the highly offensive tweets made by Josh Hader several years ago, teammates Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar stood by of the All-Star reliever. 

Aguilar tweeted that he was supporting Hader on Wednesday, writing: "He made a mistake 7 years ago. He admitted, he apologized and most important: He learned from it."

Lorenzo Cain said he was "surprised" by Hader's tweets after the All-Star game Tuesday, but said the team will move past it.

"At the end of the day, we've all said crazy stuff growing up," Cain said. "Even when we were 17-18 years old. If we could follow each other around with a recorder every day I'm sure we'll say some dumb stuff. We're going to move on from this. We're going to focus on playing baseball."

Hader apologized for the tweets after the game Tuesday. He was told about the social media firestorm after the game, and locked his Twitter account. 

Hader said the posts were from seven years ago, and called them immature.

"There's no excuse for what was said," Hader said. "I'm deeply sorry for what I've said and what's been going on. It doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on now."

Hader was not suspended for the derogatory tweets, but he will be required to complete sensitivity training. 

Relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress posted a photo of the two on Instagram, saying "that's not who he is now."