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Napoli Confused By C.J. Wilson’s Twitter Prank

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C.J. Wilson and Mike Napoli of the Texas Rangers talk on the mound during Game 5 of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli can’t quite figure out why Los Angeles Angels pitcher and former teammate C.J. Wilson felt the need to send his phone number out on Twitter.

“I guess from what I hear it was because I said I was going to hit a home run off of him,” Napoli said Monday.

Wilson sent a tweet acting as if he was giving his former teammate his number, but instead posted an old phone number of Napoli’s. Wilson then deleted the tweet and called it a prank.

Later Wilson tweeted, “Okay I think we’ve all had a good time, I’m even with mike for saying he can’t wait to hit homers off me.”

Napoli said he hasn’t spoken to Wilson since last season ended. He added that if Wilson had an issue with what he had said, picking up the phone would have been a better solution than going to Twitter.

“That’s what I would do,” Napoli said, “but sometimes you don’t know what C.J. is thinking.”

Wilson left the Rangers as a free agent and signed a $77.5 million, five-year deal with the Angels.

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