The tweets included the use of racial slurs, and Cortes said he wrote them when he was a teenager.
“I felt like it wasn’t the right message that I wanted to send out when I was 17 年,” the left-hander said before Monday’s game against the ボルチモアオリオールズ. “Those happened 10 数年前. I deactivated my Twitter to clean stuff up.”
“It’s not acceptable,” 彼が追加した. “I think I could have managed myself and said stuff differently. But I’m here today to say that I’m going to work on it and fix it.”
Cortes reportedly learned his old tweets were dug up after he allowed just three hits and struck out seven in a win over the シカゴホワイトソックス 日曜日. After seeing the screenshots, Cortes said he was “a little pissed off at myself for that stuff.”
“I like to attract all the kids and maybe people who look at themselves like me, not the prototype, not the 6-foot-5, インクルード 97 mph,” 彼は言った, 経由して NJ.com. “Hopefully I can start sending better messages.”
It appeared that Cortes was quoting rap lyrics in some of his tweets, and they did not seem to target a specific individual.
Cortes has been electric this season for the Yankees, posting a 1.35 ERA after seven starts.
He had a breakthrough season in 2021, in which he sported a 2.90 彼は 14 開始します, に加えて 103 三振.