He also said Giuffre's description of him buying her drinks and sweating heavily as they danced together could not be correct because he doesn't drink and had a medical condition at the time that meant he could not sweat.
"Um, I can't even get my dog to stop peeing in the house," he said in a text message to ESPN's Buster Olney. "That is ridiculous. The whole thing is patently ridiculous. It's baseball — a pastime involving a lot of chance. If [Ben] Zobrist's ball is three inches further off the line, I'm on the hot seat for a failed five-year plan. I'm not even the best leader in our organization; our players are."