Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
"With respect to both incidents regarding a Houston Astros employee, security identified an issue, addressed it and turned the matter over to the Department of Investigations". The Yankees, too, were also fined for violating a rule pertaining to the use of the dugout phone, and there have been similar reports that other teams believe the Yankees use the YES Network to steal signs from opponents. "I'm anxious about the game". But the two incidents have raised questions about the use of electronic equipment during games and whether the reigning World Series champions were gaining an unfair edge.
Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported the Cleveland Indians filed a complaint with Major League Baseball regarding the Astros trying to film the inside of their dugout during Game 3 of the ALDS.
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Sale struggled with his control in Boston's 7-2 loss to the Astros in the series opener Saturday night. It was done early in the game, caught early in the game. He was then removed from the media-credentialed area. That probe actually revealed that McLaughlin was trying to determine whether the Red Sox themselves were illegally using video monitors to steal signs from the Astros. Cora noted before Game 3 that the club was exploring contingency plans, with Eduardo Rodriguez in a spot start, David Price on short rest or a bullpen game all being options. He allowed two runs with four walks and a hit batter in four innings despite giving up just one hit. "A lot of things", Clevinger said when asked what happened.
"I think thats an Major League Baseball issue so they'll do what they have to do". We'll see if the Red Sox have any more epic moments in store. Cora told reporters he is always concerned about potential sign-stealing throughout the season, adding Boston does a "good job" changing sequences and paying attention to details.
Tell us how you really feel, Big Papi. On that note sign stealing is a common practice in baseball, and somewhat easily done due to the down time in games that allow for keen observation.
Verlander suggested that an idea he presented to the MLB Players Association for hastening pace of play could also mitigate teams' efforts to swipe signals: Some sort of wireless earpiece, like quarterbacks wear in the National Football League, allowing pitchers, catchers and managers to confer without mound visits.