Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer took questions from the media on Friday and answered inquiries about his goals and the start of spring training. Bauer ended the interview when his social media exchange with a Texas State student from earlier this week was brought up.
A reporter asked Bauer about "the social media thing," which was referring to the allegations of "harassment" that came after Bauer mentioned the college student, senior Nikki Giles, in 80 different tweets (as of Tuesday). The Twitter exchange started on Saturday night with a then-seemingly-playful exchange of jabs on Twitter. Giles's tweeted that Bauer was her "least favorite person in all sports" in response to the Indians' pitcher attempt to make fun of Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, who is Giles's favorite player.