"We're going to be real clear," Daniels told Shan & RJ on 105.3 The Fan. "(Manager Chris Woodward) and I have talked. We're trying to win the game. That's not how we're looking to handle things. We're going to make sure our players understand from an organizational standpoint we are not looking for our players, or condoning in any way our players going after the Astros players."
The Astros - whose illegal sign-stealing scheme has dominated much of the offseason discussion - have been hit a league-high seven times through five preseason games, though no team has been reprimanded for targeting them.
Daniels said he's enjoyed watching his rivals sweat under the spotlight, except when it's resulted in death threats.
"It's a big deal. But some of the stuff you hear, players getting death threats. That's obscene. … They cheated, it's wrong, but that's not the scale of the appropriate response," he said.
The American League West rivals don't square off during spring training and will meet for the first time in 2020 during a three-game weekend set at Arlington's Globe Life Field from April 10 to 12.
- With h/t to The Dallas Morning News