A’s Fiers acknowledges receiving demise threats

Former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers has acknowledged he has acquired demise threats after he uncovered Houston’s 2017 sign-stealing scheme.

“No matter, I do not care. I’ve handled loads of demise threats earlier than. It is simply one other factor on my plate,” he informed The San Francisco Chronicle.

Fiers revealed to The Athletic in November that the Astros had been stealing indicators illegally, utilizing cameras throughout their 2017 World Sequence championship season. Fiers was a member of that crew. He joined the Detroit Tigers as a free agent after that season and was later traded to the Oakland Athletics.

“If I am nervous about any retaliation, I am not going to be prepared for the season,” he informed the paper.

On Tuesday, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred stated, “We’ll take each potential step to guard Mike Fiers wherever he is taking part in, whether or not it is in Houston or elsewhere.”

Fiers informed The Athletic on Wednesday that “I can defend myself,” and that he would not want further safety from Main League Baseball in the course of the 2020 season. However he informed The Chronicle that he’s involved in regards to the security of his household.

The A’s spoke to MLB vice chairman and deputy council Bryan Seely about threats made in opposition to Fiers in January, in response to the newspaper.

“I stated from the start, ‘I am not away from this. I used to be a part of that crew, I used to be a type of guys,'” Fiers stated. “Suspensions, fines — I am prepared to take as a lot punishment as they do. In the event that they ask me to [return the ring], it is not the tip of the world.”

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