Davis the subject of social media threat

Davis the subject of social media threat

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers outfielder Khris Davis said Tuesday he received a death threat earlier this month via social media.

The team said Major League Baseball's investigative unit looked into the threat on Twitter and assured it the matter had been handled.

"All we do is turn it over to MLB security," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "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]."

Davis said he received the threat when the team was in Chicago. He acknowledged it had been a distraction, but said he put it behind him after talking with manager Ron Roenicke about it.

"He just reminded me a few things about hitting," Davis said of his talk with Roenicke. "Told me I should be here. And I believed him, I believe in myself."

Davis has been on a hot streak in the last week, batting .407 (11-for-27) in his last seven games.

Joe DiGiovanni is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.