Indians pitcher Nick Wittgren thanks fans following social media threats to family

CLEVELAND (WJW) — Indians pitcher Nick Wittgren took to Twitter Monday to thank admirers for their guidance next reported social media threats aimed at him and his household.

The threatening messages appeared immediately after a tough pitching outing in the ninth inning Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays led to a 10-5 reduction. Wittgren’s spouse Ashley posted on Twitter Saturday that her partner acquiring a negative day at do the job was no justification to mail him messages threatening his family members and kids.

But considering the fact that then, the outpouring of appreciate has been palpable and today, Wittgren told enthusiasts: “You guys are truly appreciated.”

Today’s submit was a double down on Wittgren pointing out this scenario is not uncommon.

“It’s occurred to 90% of players I know and generally right after each and every negative outing a player has,” he mentioned in a Saturday tweet. “But there is nothing at all standard about threatening a person and their people life.”

The Indians weighed in on the documented threats, sending FOX 8 a assertion Saturday evening indicating “we go on to function by way of all out there protection channels in an ongoing attempt to recognize people who engage in this style of actions toward our foreseeable future.”