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#pounditTuesday, May 11, 2021

Trevor Bauer gets into it with ex-pitcher Kyle Lohse over Twitter

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Trevor Bauer has never been one to back down from a social media spat, and former MLB pitcher Kyle Lohse experienced that first hand on Thursday when he engaged in a heated exchange with the right-hander.

Bauer blasted Scott Boras earlier this week and accused the powerful agent of “meddling in MLBPA affairs.” Bauer’s issue seems to be that Boras has a big influence over the players’ union and is standing in the way of a deal that would allow the 2020 season to begin. Lohse, who was repped by Boras during his playing career, disagrees with Bauer and let the Cincinnati Reds star know by calling him out on Twitter.

That turned out to be the first shot in what became a full-blown war. Bauer fired back by saying he would hire Boras as his agent if he wanted Boras to represent his interests. Bauer then told Lohse he is “out of touch” because he no longer plays. Lohse replied by calling Bauer immature.

Things then got even more personal. Lohse accused Bauer of only caring about Boras’ handling of the negotiations between MLB and the players because Bauer’s own agent, Rachel Luba, doesn’t have a say. Lohse claimed he knows for a fact that Bauer and Luba are dating, and Bauer accused Lohse of being sexist for bringing that into the debate.

The beef continued for a while. After Lohse slept on it, he decided to demand an apology from Bauer on Friday morning.

Boras represents some of the biggest names in baseball and signed clients to over $1 billion in contracts over the offseason. He is often about getting the most money for his players, so he likely is not taking too well to proposed salary cuts from owners this year. He even criticized them from trying to back out of a previous deal.

Bauer, of course, is one of the most opinionated people in sports. He and some other players have been openly opposed to MLB’s plan to return to play.

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