June 22, 2021

Astros cheating scandal: Dallas Keuchel apologizes (New York Post)

Mike Fiers blew the whistle, and now another former Astros pitcher has apologized for the team’s scheme to steal opposing signs via electronic equipment in 2017.

Dallas Keuchel, the former Cy Young award winner who signed this winter with the Chicago White Sox, told reporters at his new team’s Fan Fest on Friday that he’s sorry about the scandal that cost Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch their jobs earlier this month following an MLB investigation.

“It’s just what the state of baseball was at that point in time. Was it against the rules? Yes it was,” Keuchel said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “And I personally am sorry for what’s come about the whole situation.”

Boston manager Alex Cora and Mets manager Carlos Beltran also found themselves unemployed over their involvement in the operation while with the Astros in 2017, but Keuchel also told reporters it was “not like every game we had it going on,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

Keuchel’s apology comes after former Astros teammates such as Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman publicly sidestepped questions about the scandal.
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