Brewers outfielder Khris Davis has five home runs and 10 RBI in the month of May. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Major League Baseball recently investigated a death threat that was aimed at Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Khris Davis, Fox Sports Wisconsin's Andrew Gruman reports.
A tweet that was posted on May 18 included a racial slur and a threat to kill Davis' family. Davis took a screengrab of the tweet, and the team turned it over to MLB officials.
"All we do is turn it over to MLB security," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said. "It is serious when that happens. We were just told it was handled. We don't get involved with it. We don't get details of it. Anything that is deemed serious, we all have MLB security at every city we go to. We have a card with a number (to call).
"You can't (take it as a joke) today if you look at the stuff every day on the news. We were told it's been taken care of. "I'm sure it was (distracting). All this social media stuff, people think that it's good. A small percentage of it is good, to me."
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Davis went 0 for 4 and struck out twice the day the tweet was posted. He is hitting .244 with eight home runs and 18 RBI this season.
"We'll see how my play plays out," Davis said. "I just let it speak for myself. I don't really have any comment on it. I can't say that's the reason why."
Melvin said the team was told the situation had been "handled" but did not go into details.
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