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Davis Recieves Death Threat

MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Brewers' left-fielder Khris Davis revealed yesterday that he received a death threat that Major League Baseball found serious enough to investigate.  

He said it was made on Twitter in mid-May, when the Brewers were in Chicago and Davis was struggling at the plate.  He told Brewers' officials, who turned it over to M-L-B's security team to handle.  Somebody called "Xero Vanderbilt" wrote a racial epithet against the African-American Davis and wrote, "You family should all be killed."

 General manager Doug Melvin said M-L-B told the team it resolved the matter, and they gave no details to the G-M.  The 26-year-old Davis is in his first full season as Milwaukee's starting left fielder.  

He said he was facing several distractions when he got the death threat -- and he had a meeting with manager Ron Roenicke who assured Davis that he deserves to be in the Majors -- and he offered some suggestions about batting.  Davis said the skipper found out about the death threat and arranged the meeting.

 Melvin said such threats cannot be taken as a joke today -- and he said it had to be a distraction to Davis.  Melvin also made it clear he was not a fan of social media, saying only a small percentage of it is good.

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