Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer said his much-publicized Twitter interaction "may have had a negative impact" on the college student who told USA TODAY Sports that she felt harassed by Bauer and his followers.
Bauer weighed in on the fallout from the exchange with Nikki Giles that began on Saturday via two tweets on Wednesday. Although it was more an explanation than an apology, Bauer wrote he "will wield the responsibility of my public platform more responsibly in the future."
Giles, a senior at Texas State University, told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that she "cried daily" after the exchange began Saturday night when she jokingly posted that Bauer was her "new least favorite person in all sports.”
Bauer, also in jest, responded: “Welcome to the fan club ??”
That would begin a back-and-forth that included Bauer going deep into Giles' timeline.