No evidence Astros used wearable devices to aid sign stealing


Major League Baseball said it had found no evidence of the use of electronic devices and Altuve denied the latest allegations.

You want to know how huge this sign stealing scandal has gotten?

As he approaches home plate after his pennant-clinching homer, Altuve clearly and demonstrably tells his awaiting teammates not to yank off his jersey.

The Houston Astros are confirmed cheaters.

The investigation found that the Astros used a video feed from centre field to catch opposing catchers' signs and relayed the information to their players by banging a trash can. That simply means they can't get comments, not for support or to get ripped.

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Most Americans say the doping/steroids scandal was worse than this one (49% say doping was worse vs. 24% who say the sign-stealing scandal is worse) but rank this scandal above Pete Rose gambling on his own team (44% say this scandal is worse vs. 25% for the Rose scandal). And Carlos Beltran, who was a player on the 2017 Astros, either stepped down from his job as Mets manager, was sacked or both, as conflicting reports have come out.

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement that the investigation into the Houston's sign stealing "revealed no violations of the policy by the Astros in the 2019 season or 2019 postseason".

The league initially opened its probe after former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers revealed that Houston players used a camera to steal signs in 2017, when they went on to win the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Add in the team-level sanctions levied against the Astros (a $5 million fine and forfeiture of four draft picks), the season-long suspension of former Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow, and the all-encompassing (and justified) paranoia concerning nearly everything Astros-related, and Major League Baseball has had a chaotic and unusually engaging mid-January week.

Manfred said Cora's discipline will be decided following a separate investigation into the Red Sox.

Cora, who has yet to be punished by MLB, parted ways with the Red Sox this week following the release of the league investigation.