Astros pitching prospect sorry for tweet

Astros pitching prospect sorry for tweet

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 12: Jarred Cosart #48 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on July 12, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:37 PM

HOUSTON -- Astros pitcher Jarred Cosart has apologized after he reportedly used a gay slur to describe pop star Justin Bieber when he tweeted a message to a former teammate.

Cosart deleted the offensive tweet from his account and apologized for "a very poor choice of words." He also says in a tweet that the earlier post does not reflect who he is as a person.

The Astros also released a statement Monday night calling Cosart's tweet "unacceptable" for any member of the organization. The Astros say they talked to Cosart about the post and he is "extremely remorseful."

The 23-year-old Cosart went 1-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 10 starts last season. He is expected to contend for a spot in Houston's rotation this year.

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