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, Brewers outfielder Brett Phillips called the apology "sincere," and manager Craig Counsell said Hader was "emotional and very remorseful."Hader offered the apology prior to Milwaukee's home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.Hader, who is now 24 http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-al-kaline-jersey
, posted the offensive tweets in 2011 and 2012.PerRyan Phillipsof The Big Lead, one tweet read "I hate gay people" while another read "white power."Hader also tweeted "KKK" in November 2011.Major League Baseball Vice President for Social Responsibility and Inclusion Billy Bean met with Hader on Friday as well and said the reliever is in a"tremendous amount of pain" regarding his tweets.Hader is in the midst of his second MLB season, and he has been one of the best relievers in baseball with a 1.50 ERA over 31 appearances. NEW YORK (AP) — J.P. Ricciardi is leaving the New York Mets after eight seasons.The Mets announced his decision Friday Lance Parrish Jersey
, a day after the end of the annual general managers’ meetings and 11 days after hiring Brodie Van Wagenen to succeed Sandy Alderson as general manager.Ricciardi was hired as a special assistant to Alderson in November 2010 and had been part of the trio running the team’s baseball operations after Alderson took a leave in July following a recurrence of cancer. Assistant general manager John Ricco and special assistant Omar Minaya remain with the team, at least for now.All three attended this week’s GM meetings along with Van Wagenen, who had been a player agent before joining the Mets.The 59-year-old Ricciardi worked for the Oakland Athletics from 1986-2001 http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-omar-infante-jersey
, including 12 years when Alderson was the club’s general manager, and was general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2001-09. He spent 2010 as a baseball analyst with ESPN.New York said he is free to take a job with other teams.