Major League Baseball to interview Astros, Red Sox managers about sign-stealing

OAKLAND CA- AUGUST 15 Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics takes the ball from pitcher Mike Fiers #50 taking Fiers out of the game against the Houston Astros in the top of the seventh inning at Ring Central Coliseum

Yankees see pair of rivals with ‘key’ roles in Astros’ sign-stealing scandal | Red Sox’s Alex Cora, Mets’ Carlos Beltran face some tough questions

Nevin later apologized to Astros manager A.J. Hinch for making the threat through Bregman.

"According to The Athletic's sources it involves not just the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros but also current Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who was the Stros" bench coach at the time.

Beltran, who won the World Series with the Astros, ended up ripping a ball that the first baseman bobbled. Veteran pitcher Mike Fiers alleged that Houston used a center-field camera to help steal signs during the 2017 season.

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Major League Baseball is investigating the sign-stealing allegations, which includes Cintron being tipped off iwhat pitches Yankees pitchers were going to throw illegally and relaying them to his hitters with whistles.

Any conversations with players would need approval from the MLB Players Association.

Cora joined the Red Sox the season right after that.

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The heaviest penalty assessed to a team during Manfred's tenure was a $2 million fine and the forfeiture of two top draft picks by the St. Louis Cardinals in January 2017 for a scheme in which they stole scouting information from the Astros' computerized database. Former Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella was banned 10 months later for lying about the team's circumvention of global signing rules.

The Red Sox aren't foreign to cheating scandals.

Their setup allegedly involved a camera in the outfield that was connected with the camera's feed shown on a wall-mounted television monitor steps from the team's home dugout.

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"He added: "[In] the game of baseball, guys for years have given location and if the catchers get lazy and the pitcher doesn't cover the signs from second base, of course players are going to take advantage. That is the only technology that I use and understand...

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