MLB’s Trevor Bauer
I Received Death Threats
… After Rough Start
5/7/2019 8:07 AM PDT
Cleveland Indians superstar Trevor Bauer says he received death threats after getting rocked in his start Monday night … claiming one fan told him, “I will kill you.”
Bauer — one of the frontrunners for the AL Cy Young this season — gave up 10 hits and 8 runs to the White Sox … and when he returned to the locker room to check his phone, he says it was filled with hate.
“I really hope you and your family die in a car crash,” Bauer says one fan wrote.
“I am Chinese. I will kill you,” he says another sent him.
Bauer claims one even said, “How do u let white sox smack the sh*t out of u. F**king f**.”
Bauer took to Twitter to blast Instagram for allowing the comments to hit his phone afterward, saying, “Stop online harassment, bullying, and hate speech.”
“@instagram your platform doesn’t seem to give me a way to report this crap. Do you condone this type of behavior on your platform?”
Bauer’s been one of the top pitchers in the MLB this year … he was 4-1 heading into Monday’s start.
We’ve reached out to both the pitcher and Instagram for comment … so far, no word back.