Astros under scrutiny in sign-stealing controversy against Red Sox


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.

Major League Baseball chief communications officer Pat Courtney offered the Metro Times a statement via email, which said, "We are aware of the matter and it will be handled internally". Instead, the line is he was prowling around near the dugout to make sure the Red Sox weren't cheating, or at least that's what a source is telling Forbes. If not, it's up to the Red Sox to bring down the Astros if they are indeed cheating.

After the Indians lost the American League Division Series to the Astros in a three-game sweep last week, Cleveland said a man was seen with a cellphone standing by the photographer's pit at Progressive Field, the Indians' home park, October 8.

A separate report from Yahoo Sports 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.

The Astros trail the Red Sox 2-1 in their best-of-7 ALCS.

The Indians were concerned the man was attempting to view scouting reports Cleveland had on Houston's players, one person said.

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According to the Boston Metro, which first reported the story, a man claiming to be an Astros employee was removed from the media-credentialed area next to the Red Sox dugout. Teams regularly change their signs during games, and the surge in mound visits in recent years was believed to be largely attributable to the effort to prevent sign-stealing, and led Major League Baseball to institute a limit on mound visits this season.

After being asked about the man claiming to be an Astros' employee and the warning given to the Red Sox, an Indians spokesman said via email on Tuesday, "We are not going to comment on this situation". We try to slow it down. "If we feel there's something going on we switch the signs". "I'm anxious about the game".

Something sketchy went down at Fenway during Game 1 of the ALCS.

Earlier this season, Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer intimated on Twitter that Houston's pitchers may have been using banned substances to improve the spin on their pitches. Bauer didn't provide any specifics but his insinuations triggered a social-media storm, which included responses from several Astros players, including pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Collin McHugh.

The Indians were swept by the Astros, who after winning twice at home, rolled to an 11-3 win in Game 3.