Chris Sale won't start for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Ruben Hill
October 18, 2018

According to the report, the Yankees had long held suspicions that the rival Red Sox were stealing signals at Fenway Park, and their claims were corroborated by the league after filing the complaint.

The initial implication was that the employee was attempting to steal signs and relay them to the Astros.

MLB Chief Communications Officer Pat Courtney acknowledged Saturday night's incident in an email on Tuesday afternoon, saying, "We are aware of the matter and it will be handled internally".

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.

The Houston Astros on Wednesday acknowledged a longstanding practice of having a team employee surveil the opposing team's dugout during road games, but said the objective was merely to ensure that they.

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.

But in a statement, it says they "consider the matter closed".

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.

The Red Sox had been warned before their series-opening game to look out for the man, the AP was told by the people. He was in possession of a small camera and had been texting regularly while near the dugout.

Metro reported on Tuesday that security removed a man claiming to be an Astros employee from the media credentialed area next to the Red Sox dugout in Game 1. "So I mean we do a good job changing sequences and paying attention to details".

"I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed", Hinch said.

Cora said he has been concerned throughout the season about Red Sox signs being stolen. "I'm anxious about the game".

Following Game 3, Indians starter Mike Clevinger alluded to the Astros having an advantage. And then we'll go from there, " Cora said.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he heard about the alleged incident. Teams routinely try to gain an advantage by trying to detect patterns, whether it's a catcher showing signs to a pitcher on the mound or a third-base coach relaying signs to a batter. 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.

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