The minor commotion over a light emanating from center field during Sunday’s game between the Yankees and Red Sox may have just been much ado about nothing.
While the light (which was flashing red, then turned white, according to Boston manager Alex Cora, who called it “no big deal” ) caused a brief delay in the game, Major League Baseball investigated and found no evidence of a rules violation by either team, a source confirmed Wednesday. The league considers the book closed on the snafu.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Gary Sanchez, like Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, also noticed the light from his spot behind the plate, but was unsure of its source.
While illegal sign-stealing via the use of technology has been a hot topic across MLB in recent years, Sunday’s disruption appears to not fall into that category.
DJ LeMahieu returned to the Yankees’ lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, a night after he sat out because of a stomach virus, which necessitated a rapid COVID-19 test that came back negative.
Backup first baseman Chris Gittens, who was unavailable to replace LeMahieu on Tuesday because of a sore…