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MLB launches investigation into online threats towards Tommy Pham’s nephew

Aug 21, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Tommy Pham (28) hits a two run walk off double during the eleventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

In the wake of an altercation involving an opposing fan at Petco Park, the MLB has initiated an investigation into online threats targeting Tommy Pham’s 13-year-old nephew, as reported by Bob Nightengale at USA Today.

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Highlighted by Nightengale, Mets’ owner Steve Cohen swiftly stepped forward to support Tommy Pham once the details of the incident came to light.

Despite Tommy having only played a half season with the Mets, Cohen had plenty of nice things to say about the veteran outfielder, stating in a tweet:

“I will clear up any misperception about Tommy Pham. He was a great guy and a terrific teammate. He played his heart out as a Met.”

Torey Lovullo, Pham’s current manager on the Diamondbacks, echoed a similar sentiment.

“Tommy Pham has been a tremendous teammate and intense competitor and has raised our standards here since he got here.”

The situation escalated further on Monday as Pham posted a message expressing concern about recent comments on his nephew’s Instagram account.

Stay tuned for more updates as the investigation is still in its initial stages.



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