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August 04, 2013

Rangers' Matt Garza apologizes for Twitter rant against A's player, wife

Rangers right-hander Matt Garza met with reporters before the Rangers' clubhouse opened to address a Twitter rant from his account Saturday night aimed toward Eric Sogard, who dropped seventh-inning squeeze bunt, and his wife, Kaycee.

Garza gave a statement but did not take questions.

"All I want to say is I let my competitive spirit cross outside the lines, and that shouldn't happen," Garza said. "I let my passion, my fire carry over, and that's not how this game should be played.

"And for that I apologize to the Sogards for anything that was said through my Twitter. That's all I have. I regret what happened, and I'm just looking forward to a great game today."

Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said that Garza was contrite from the start of their conversation and went so far as to say he is considering getting off Twitter. Levine also apologized to the Sogards and the A's on behalf of the Rangers, and was planning to relay the club's sentiments in person to A's personnel.


-- Jeff Wilson


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