Garza apologizes for Twitter controversy 

click to enlarge Texas Rangers' Matt Garza works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. - AP PHOTO/BEN MARGOT
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  • Texas Rangers' Matt Garza works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.

Texas Rangers right-hander Matt Garza apologized for remarks he made on Twitter following Saturday's loss to the A's.

He responded in anger to a tweet by Eric Sogard's wife, KayCee. He gave this statement: "All I want to say is I let my competitive spirit cross outside the lines, and that shouldn't happen. 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."

When Kaycee Sogard said on Twitter that "Eric is probably the last person to respond to getting called names," Garza replied several hours later, "Childish is having your wife speak for you! certain people can't shut there woman up!."

Sogard and his wife said they have been treating it as though it were a joke and would continue to do so.

"There's no hard feelings," he said.

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