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Report: Josh Hader to Meet With Billy Bean, Address Team on Friday

A series of racist and homophobic tweets sent by Hader surfaced on Tuesday.
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After racist and homophobic tweets sent by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader surfaced during the All-Star Game, he will reportedly meet with Major League Baseball executive Billy Bean on Friday, according to USA Today.

Hader will also meet with Brewers general manager David Stearns, manager Craig Counsell and address his teammates.

"We will be moving quickly," Bean told USA Today. "We have to be 100% transparent. I'll learn a lot more about him when I speak to him. He will have every opportunity to do right by the league, and be a role model if he wants to. He could grasp this opportunity from a very unfortunate experience and be a role model.

"The choices are up to him."

Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that the left-hander would not be suspended. However, he will be required to undergo sensitivity training and participation in the league's diversity and inclusion initiatives.

During the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday, Hader found himself caught up in a Twitter storm when tweets involving racist slurs and anti-gay sentiment were dug up.

The 24-year-old Hader apologized and said his tweets do not reflect his current views.

“When you’re a kid, you tweet what’s on your mind,” he told reporters after the game.

"You know, it was something that happened when I was 17 years old," he added. "As a child, I was immature, and I obviously said some things that were inexcusable. That doesn't reflect on who I am as a person today, and that's just what it is."

Earlier on Wednesday, the Brewers issued a statement on the scandal.

Hader has a 1.50 ERA this season in 48 innings with 89 strikeouts and seven saves.