Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Major League Baseball reviewed report of Astros possibly cheating

Major League Baseball reviewed report of Astros possibly cheating

"In the third inning of the first game of the series, security removed a man claiming to be an Astros employee from the media-credentialed area next to the Boston Red Sox dugout, according to multiple security sources who were on the scene at the time of the incident".

The Red Sox were caught stealing signs last season using a Fitbit product to communicate between a member of the organization in video replay room to the athletic trainer in the dugout.

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski does not believe the matter had any influence on the outcome of Game 1, which Boston lost 7-2. A separate report identified the man as Kyle McLaughlin and says he aimed a cell phone into the Indians' dugout during their Game 3 loss to the Astros in the AL Division Series.

An unidentified man, who had been issued a credential before the October 8 game in Cleveland, was removed from an area near Boston's dugout for taking photos during Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday, according to a report by Metro Boston and Yahoo Sports.

The Indians had been upset when an unidentified man, who had been issued a credential before the October 8 game in Cleveland, appeared to be trying to view scouting reports in the team's dugout on Houston's players, one person told AP.

Already being accused of cheating by the Red Sox, it's now being reported that the Indians filed a complaint about the Astros filming their dugout during the ALDS after more about this came out.

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Major League Baseball is expected to make a statement on the matter Wednesday but is not expected to hand down any fines or other punishment, USA Today reported. "I think that's an Major League Baseball issue".

'I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed, ' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after his team lost 8-2 in Houston in Game 3 on Tuesday. "So we do a good job of changing sequences and paying attention to details".

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is slated to speak to the media at 6 p.m. ET at Minute Maid Park. We try to slow it down.

"I'm always concerned about that throughout the season", Cora said after Boston's Game 3 win over Houston.

The utilization of technology in sign-stealing efforts isn't likely to go away, and it'll continue to force teams and players into more rigorous efforts to protect signs.

When asked if he felt like anything was going on during the first two ALCS games at Fenway Park, Cora responded, "No, I don't". Bauer didn't provide any specifics or evidence to back up the claim, however.

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