Cosart: 'I never have, never will bet on baseball'

Apr 1, 2015 7:59 PM by Ross Field

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Speaking directly about the topic for the first time since gambling-related tweets appeared on his Twitter account last week, Miami pitcher Jarred Cosart denied ever betting on baseball.

"I never have, never will bet on baseball," Cosart said Wednesday.

Tweets that appeared on Cosart's account discussed gambling advice received from a gambling expert. They did not appear to involve baseball bets.

Cosart briefly addressed the situation last week, stating he was cooperating with Major League Baseball's investigation.

"Still following the MLB protocol. Hoping that everything gets done by opening day," Cosart said.

MLB spokesman Michael Teevan said the investigation is ongoing.

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