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Bauer clarifies remarks made on Twitter

CHICAGO -- Trevor Bauer enjoys signing autographs for fans, but the D-backs' rookie was a little miffed Saturday when he was surrounded by fans at the team's downtown hotel.

"Appreciate the fan support, but it's not appreciated when a bunch of people crowd in front of me and won't let me walk coming out of the hotel," he wrote on Twitter.

The tweet got plenty of responses -- some of which were not complimentary -- and Bauer explained Sunday what he was trying to say.

"All I ask is to be treated respectfully like any other human being would," he said. "I have no problem signing with fans or interacting with fans -- I enjoy doing that -- [except] when stuff is shoved in my face and I'm not even asked. Or they just shove a pen or paper in my face and there's five or six people in front of me where I can't even walk. ... I ended up missing a tour I was going on because I got delayed at the hotel.

"I found the way I was approached disrespectful, that's why I said something. I take time out of my day to make sure I do sign, because when I was a young kid I enjoyed the players who signed for me."

Bauer has over 12,000 Twitter followers (@BauerOutage) and despite some unflattering things tweeted to or about him, he does not plan on abandoning his account any time soon.

"I try to use Twitter as more of a way to interact with fans who have intelligent questions about baseball," he said. "It's hard to see those questions without seeing the other stuff."

CHICAGO -- Trevor Bauer enjoys signing autographs for fans, but the D-backs' rookie was a little miffed Saturday when he was surrounded by fans at the team's downtown hotel.

"Appreciate the fan support, but it's not appreciated when a bunch of people crowd in front of me and won't let me walk coming out of the hotel," he wrote on Twitter.

The tweet got plenty of responses -- some of which were not complimentary -- and Bauer explained Sunday what he was trying to say.

"All I ask is to be treated respectfully like any other human being would," he said. "I have no problem signing with fans or interacting with fans -- I enjoy doing that -- [except] when stuff is shoved in my face and I'm not even asked. Or they just shove a pen or paper in my face and there's five or six people in front of me where I can't even walk. ... I ended up missing a tour I was going on because I got delayed at the hotel.

"I found the way I was approached disrespectful, that's why I said something. I take time out of my day to make sure I do sign, because when I was a young kid I enjoyed the players who signed for me."

Bauer has over 12,000 Twitter followers (@BauerOutage) and despite some unflattering things tweeted to or about him, he does not plan on abandoning his account any time soon.

"I try to use Twitter as more of a way to interact with fans who have intelligent questions about baseball," he said. "It's hard to see those questions without seeing the other stuff."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.