Bret Boone is backtracking his sexual harassment comments.

The former Mariners second baseman on Wednesday apologized in a statement on Twitter following an exchange with a reporter in which he made light of sexual harassment.

"All, there are zero excuses for what I said earlier. None. It was 100% wrong," Boone wrote. "It was offensive. It was inappropriate. It was not remotely productive to any conversation regarding harassment. I apologize and it will never happen again."

Earlier Wednesday, Boone came under fire for the messages he sent to Seattlepi.com reporter Stephen Cohen, who shared screenshots of their conversation on Twitter.