A judge has refused to grant Lenny Dykstra a temporary restraining order against a man the former baseball player claims is threatening his finances and freedom.

An attorney for Dykstra sought the order against Pennsylvania resident Daniel Herman.

The filing accused Herman of trying to sabotage Dykstra's business interests and contact the judge handling the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder's embezzlement case.

Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson refused Tuesday to grant the order, citing freedom of speech issues.

Dykstra's filing claims Herman has tried to convince federal prosecutors that the former player is a flight risk. It also claims Herman posted racist messages on Dykstra's Twitter feed after Dykstra allowed him to run it.

Attempts to reach Herman were unsuccessful.