Fears of retribution for Mike Fiers have gone beyond the field.

The former Astros starter, who exposed the team’s 2017 cheating in an interview with The Athletic, said on Thursday that he has received death threats from fans. Fiers, now with the Athletics, shrugged off his personal well-being, but noted that he is concerned for his family.

“Whatever, I don’t care. I’ve dealt with a lot of death threats before. It’s just another thing on my plate,” Fiers told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Fiers, 34, has done his part to move on from the controversy that has enveloped the sport since the story broke in November. The Astros have become villains for the electronic sign-stealing that aided their run to the 2017 championship. Some have publicly bashed Fiers, as well, with Red Sox great David Ortiz calling Fiers “a snitch” on Thursday.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that protecting Fiers on the field is a priority. The veteran does not sound interested in that kind of help.

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“I don’t know how they would,” Fiers told The Athletic on Wednesday. “I’m not asking for extra security. I’m here to play baseball, and I can defend myself, if anything. We do have National League games and I’m going to have to get into the box [to hit] just like everybody else.

“It’s part of the game. If they decide to throw at me, then they throw at me. There’s nothing much you can do about it.”