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Astros OF Reddick reveals death threats

Houston Astros outfielders Josh Reddick and George Springer duck for cover as Michael Brantley runs after a fly ball during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team's sign-stealing scandal, union head Tony Clark said safety had become an issue for some of his members.

"There are undoubtedly concerns out there based on some of the commentary that .. there's a heightened sense of concern to make sure that themselves and their families are protected," Clark said Friday after speaking with the Astros. "There's no doubt making sure that our players and their families are able to go to and from the ballpark and perform safely ... is a huge piece of the puzzle."

Clark spoke before Reddick told reporters that he received death threats on social media and that people have commented on pictures of his infant twins, saying they hope they get cancer. He said teammates have also received threatening messages and he thinks it will be "pretty scary" for his wife and children to join him on the road this season since club hotels become known.

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