Derek Holland has a good alibi for Twitter faux pas

Derek Holland was pitching when an offensive tweet was sent from his account on Sunday. (US Presswire)

Recently we've heard athletes and other public figures claim their Twitter account had been "hacked" as an excuse for an ill-advised tweet. Usually that's a total fabrication, but Rangers left-hander Derek Holland has a pretty good alibi -- he was pitching against the Angels at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday.

A homophobic slur was used by someone using Holland's twitter account on Sunday. He said the only other person who has access to his account is his fiance. She has denied writing the tweet.

The Rangers and Major League Baseball are investigating the tweet.

"I honestly don't know," Holland told Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I know it wasn't me. I was blindsided by it. I'm pretty upset with the whole situation."

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he doesn't expect Holland to face discipline from MLB for the tweet, since it's obvious Holland didn't send the tweet.

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