June 23, 2021

Latest On MLB’s Investigation Into Alleged Red Sox Sign-Stealing (MLB Trade Rumors)

Commissioner Rob Manfred provided an update on Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Red Sox alleged use of video equipment to steal opponents’ signs during the 2018 season, telling reporters (including Ken Davidoff of the New York Post) that he hoped to have a conclusion reached before Spring Training camps open next week.  “I’d like to have this over.  Investigations are funny.  You think you know what the timeline is, but that’s a day-to-day prediction,” Manfred said.

The Red Sox already fired manager Alex Cora last month, a day after the league issued its report about the Astros’ 2017 electronic sign-stealing scandal and cited Cora (then Houston’s bench coach) as one of the primary architects of the now-infamous plan that involved Astros players banging trash cans and making other audible signals from the dugout to alert hitters about what pitches were coming.  As per the original report from The Athletic’s Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal about Boston’s alleged…

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