Rangers' Mike Napoli on C.J. Wilson's tweet: "It's not a prank"

Mike Napoli doesn't know what prompted former Texas Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson to tweet out Napoli's cell phone number.

Wilson, who has more than 116,000 followers, tweeted Napoli's cell out on Saturday. In the tweet, the current Los Angeles Angels starter acted like he was giving Napoli his number but instead put Napoli's number out for the public. Wilson eventually deleted the tweet, and called it a prank.

"I don't even know why he did it," Napoli said. "You don't do that. I am not taking it as a prank.

"You know, I haven't even talked to him since the end of last season. We don't have that type of relationship."

Wilson tweeted this later: "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 doesn't remember saying he wanted to hit home runs off Wilson specifically, and was confused why Wilson took it that way.

"I don't even remember saying I want to take him deep," Napoli said. "But as every power hitter, you're always trying to take pitchers deep. So I'll say it now, I'm going to try and take him deep."

Instead of getting back at him via Twitter, Napoli said Wilson should have called him if he was offended by what he said.

"If I have a problem with somebody, I'm going to call them," Napoli said. "I just think it was uncalled for."

-- Drew Davison

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