June 17, 2021

Jose Altuve on defensive after Twitter buzzer claim (New York Post)



Jose Altuve’s representative, Scott Boras, denied a claim the Astros second baseman wore buzzers underneath his jersey as a way to receive signals for what pitches were coming.

The allegations came from a Twitter user claiming to be Carlos Beltran’s niece, though Beltran’s family denied to ESPN that the user is related to them. This Twitter user made bombshell allegations Thursday that Altuve and teammate Alex Bregman both wore devices to tip them off to pitches as part of Houston’s electronic sign-stealing scandal.

Footage from Altuve’s game-winning homer off Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 of last year’s ALCS — which sent the Astros to the World Series — showed Altuve yelling at his teammates as he finished circling the bases not to rip off his jersey, as they had done following his walk-off hit in Game 7 of the ALCS in 2017.

“[Altuve] has never been involved in any information with the use of an electronic device that is triggered during the course of the game,’’ Boras told The Post. “Fans need to keep in mind that there are a lot of players who are in the spider web, but they are not the black widow just because they are a member of the team or the…

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