Major League Baseball clears Astros of wrongdoing in dugout incidents

Major League Baseball clears Astros of wrongdoing in dugout incidents

Major League Baseball clears Astros of wrongdoing in dugout incidents

It's unclear as to whether or not that warning came from Major League Baseball or the Red Sox. A thorough investigation concluded that an Astros employee was monitoring the field to ensure that the opposing Club was not violating any rules. The MLB has since closed its investigation into the matter, per Forbes.

During the Astros' series-clinching win on October 8 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, a man with a cellphone standing by the photographer's pit was removed "several times" by security personnel, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.

Boston and Houston play Game 3 on Tuesday at 5:09 p.m.

This began a string of a few other stories coming out regarding suspicions of the Astros and sign-stealing dating back to the regular season.

Passan writes that the league has not punished the Astros for any illegal behavior following the investigation. The man was allowed to remain in the stadium but was not allowed back into the media area.

The Metro USA report noted that Major League Baseball security had been warned about the man because of "suspicious activity" in the ALDS against the Indians.

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An Astros spokesman responded to several emails about the incident, but did not deny any of the specific details provided. To this point, though, there's been no word on whether Houston was punished in that incident.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora does not think there was any amusing business going on during the first two games of the American League Championship Series.

The Red Sox will have to look to Plan B. "The series of complaints against the Astros, Sherman notes, could stem in part from a reputation in the industry that portrays them as a "[New England] Patriots-like" organization - that is, one that "pushes to the limits of the rules - and perhaps beyond".

"I'm always concerned about (sign stealing) throughout the season", Cora told reporters after the win.

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Astros deployed McLaughlin to monitor whether the Red Sox were cheating on their side of the field. In August, Oakland A's players believed that the Astros were stealing signs. I think it's more peace of mind for the pitchers.

And also, when guys get on base, you see it from the - how often do you see a pitcher ready to go, batter ready to go, catcher ready to go, but we're still getting signals from the manager in the dugout? "If we feel there's something going on, we switch signs".

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