Published: Sun, January 19, 2020
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Astros' star Jose Altuve denies wearing sign-stealing device under his jersey

Astros' star Jose Altuve denies wearing sign-stealing device under his jersey

Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers, now with the Oakland Athletics, was the only player with firsthand knowledge of the scheme who spoke on the record, cementing himself as the "whistleblower" in the story. Though, MLB stated their process did not unearth any evidence of players utilizing wearable devices.

The latest effect of Major League Baseball's investigation into illegal sign-stealing by the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox is a testy political disagreement between city councilors in Boston and Los Angeles.

"As the sole committee in the U.S. House of Representatives given this authority, I believe it is our ethical and moral imperative to investigate the Major League Baseball cheating scandal fully and to determine the extent to which this cancer has spread", Rush wrote.

According to the league, the sign-stealing system was orchestrated by then-Astros bench coach Alex Cora, who served as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2018, which ended with the Red Sox defeating the Dodgers in the World Series.

That includes the always outspoken Trevor Bauer.

The account also referenced Altuve's walk-off home run off New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 of the 2019 American League Championship Series, which put the Astros in the World Series. But that hasn't stopped players from taking shots at Altuve and his teammates.

He said he "did not know all the facts" about the latest allegations. "The last time they did that I got in trouble with my wife".

Boras reportedly said Altuve didn't want his jersey removed due to his "shyness".

The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal has taken center stage in the sports news cycle, and the buzz hasn't died down one bit since the league announced its punishments on Monday.

In a statement, Major League Baseball said it "explored wearable devices" during its sign-stealing probe "but found no evidence to substantiate it".

Carlos Beltran, an Astros player in 2017 just hired to manage the New York Mets, also stepped down after being named in the investigation, USA Today reported.

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