Twitter is an unforgiving universe, and someone unearthed some messages with racial slurs from Cortes’ account, and they are about 10 years old.
But they do exist, and the pitcher acknowledged them and owned up to his mistake.
“Nestor Cortes said he wants ‘the message to my friends & family & the people that are following me on social media to see the positive message that I want to send out’ and move past what happened 10 years ago. Cortes said he will return to social media ‘hopefully in a few days.'” NY Post’s Ian O’Connor tweeted.
Nestor Cortes said he wants "the message to my friends & family & the people that are following me on social media to see the positive message that I want to send out" and move past what happened 10 years ago. Cortes said he will return to social media "hopefully in a few days"
— Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) May 16, 2022
Cortes Is Ashamed Of What He Did As A Teenager
While the word choice obviously isn’t classy, at least Cortes is owning up to his actions and showing he is, indeed, sorry.
He also said, according to The Post, that he has matured and he was “a little pissed off at myself” for the language used.
“I’ve matured now. I’ve grown up. But there’s no justification for what I tweeted,” he stated.
Cortes is in the middle of his best season as a major leaguer.
A Yankees draftee, he has been left unprotected in the Rule 5 draft, released by one of the worst teams in baseball (the Baltimore Orioles, in 2018), and used as a mop-up pitcher a lot in his career; so he has had to make a lot of sacrifices to be where he’s currently at: he is one of the pitchers in the Yankees’ rotation, with a sterling 1.35 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 40 frames.