Astros whistleblower Mike Fiers stated Thursday he has received death threats since he uncovered Houston’s 2017 digital sign-stealing scheme, however isn’t too apprehensive.
“No matter, I don’t care,” Fiers, now with the Oakland Athletics, instructed the San Francisco Chronicle. “I’ve handled a variety of death threats earlier than. It’s simply one other factor on my plate.”
Fiers, a former Astros pitcher, revealed particulars of the sign-stealing scandal they employed throughout the 2017 World Collection championship season in November to The Athletic, which led to an investigation by Main League Baseball.
Regardless of the tough backlash this spring from gamers, Fiers isn’t apprehensive about his properly being or assume he wants additional safety from MLB.
“I’m not asking for additional safety,” Fiers instructed The Athletic on Wednesday. “I’m right here to play baseball and I can defend myself, if something. We do have Nationwide League video games and I’m going to need to get into the field (to hit) similar to all people else. It’s a part of the sport. In the event that they determine to throw at me, then they throw at me. There’s nothing a lot you are able to do about it.”
Fiers isn’t the one one who has received threats. Astros outfielder Josh Reddick instructed ESPN he has received threats by way of social media in addition to a few of his teammates.