In the wake of offensive tweets discovered last night from Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader’s account several years ago, MLB and Milwaukee Brewers have now responded publicly.
In MLB’s statement, commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league would not suspend the 24-year-old after he expressed remorse and apologized publicly to reporter’s following the All-Star Game.
However, the league did announce Hader would be required to undergo sensitivity training and participate in the league’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Josh Hader update from the commissioner’s office. pic.twitter.com/gGB66SInll
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 18, 2018
Milwaukee’s general manager David Stearns also released a statement on Wednesday morning. In the state, he condemned Hader’s inexcusable comments and said they are not a reflection of the organization’s views.
A statement from Brewers GM David Stearns: pic.twitter.com/Whxhnt2P1Q
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 18, 2018
Hader will be able to pitch immediately after the All-Star Break with no fines or suspensions handed down by the league.