In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Denson — who plays for the Milwaukee Brewers-associated team the Helena Brewers — described coming out to his teammates as a relief:
"Talking with my teammates, they gave me the confidence I needed, coming out to them. They said, 'You're still our teammate. You're still our brother. We kind of had an idea, but your sexuality has nothing to do with your ability. You're still a ballplayer at the end of the day. We don't treat you any different. We've got your back.'"
So far, he has received support from fans and other players, and was the subject of a positive tweet from MLB's official Twitter account.
"It's a lot to take right now," Denson said in the Idaho Falls Post-Register. "I'm a ballplayer first. That's what I'm focusing on."