MLB Investigating Astros Employee For Videotaping Red Sox's Dugout

Tanya Simon
October 18, 2018

The man had a small camera and was texting frequently, but did not have a media credential.

Bradley delivered the knockout punch to the Astros with the biggest hit of his career, making it an 8-2 lead for Boston to all but wrap up a victory in Game 3 and guaranteeing that the Red Sox can not lose this series without at least making a trip back home to Fenway Park first. Picard's initial report even indicates that McLaughlin wasn't removed from the stadium - only the media area in which he'd been set up.

A separate report from Yahoo Sports identified the man as Kyle McLaughlin and says he aimed a cell phone into the Indians' dugout during their Game 3 loss to the Astros in the AL Division Series.

"I'm always concerned about (sign stealing) throughout the season", Cora told reporters after the win.

Game 5 will be played Thursday night in Houston, where ace Justin Verlander will pitch for the Astros. It's still fishy and the league told the Astros not to do that anymore and report it to the proper authorities.

The Post cited an unidentified league source who Tuesday night said the investigation concluded that the Astros employee wasn't trying to steal signs, but instead but was acting on suspicions that the Red Sox, in fact, had been stealing Astros signs and was there to try to catch them in the act.

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'I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed, ' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after his team lost 8-2 in Houston in Game 3 on Tuesday.

In 2017, an Major League Baseball investigation concluded that the Red Sox orchestrated a scheme to illicitly steal opponents' catchers hand signals during games with the help of an Apple Watch.

The Red Sox were caught stealing signs last season using a Fitbit product to communicate between a member of the organization in video replay room to the athletic trainer in the dugout. "I'm anxious about the game".

"Before the Postseason began, a number of Clubs called the Commissioner's Office about sign stealing and the inappropriate use of video equipment". "When we go into an opposing ballpark, we tend to look around and make sure we don't see any suspicious activity". Red Sox manager (and former Astros bench coach) Alex Cora agreed. And we don't get caught up in the whole paranoia thing of the signs. You see a lot of pitchers and catchers get crossed up now - it's insane.

After investigating the cheating claims against the Houston Astros, Major League Baseball has found no wrongdoing.

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