MLB Clears Astros of Any Wrongdoing in Sign-Stealing Scandal

MLB investigates suspected Astros cheating in ALCS Game 1

Astros cleared in cheating controversy after MLB investigation

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. In the ninth inning of Wednesday night's epic ALCS Game 4 between the Red Sox and Astros, Castiglione was taken aback by Boston left fielder Andrew Benintendi's game-saving, game-ending catch.

There has been no denial by Major League Baseball, the Red Sox, Astros, or Indians regarding the incident or any of the aforementioned details. Metro says the man had a small camera and was texting frequently.

McLaughlin is not listed as an Astros employee, but is reportedly connected with team owner Jim Crane.

Sign-stealing has always been a part of baseball, but technological advances have created complications. Doing such things without technology is surely done by every team in some way, as signs aren't changed often enough and pitchers tip their pitches at times.

"We are aware of the matter and it will be handled internally", an Major League Baseball spokesperson told Metro.

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The Indians entered the series concerned the Astros, who have been suspected of cheating in the past, had stolen some signs or had other useful information about them, one person said.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he heard about the alleged incident.

"Before the Postseason began, a number of Clubs called the Commissioner's Office about sign stealing and the inappropriate use of video equipment".

The two teams went back and forth throughout the game, with Boston taking an early 3-1 lead before a George Springer blast and Josh Reddick single tied it up in the third. But in the American League Championship Series, Bradley has morphed into a pint-sized David Ortiz.

Boston has put up 7, 8, and 8 runs in the past three games against the Astros, who had by far the best ERA in baseball this season with a 3.11 mark. The Red Sox, for example, were seen calling out Luis Severino's pitches during the ALDS. While he doesn't cite specific teams that have been placed under the microscope, it's worth remembering that the Red Sox themselves were fined in 2017 for illegal use of an Apple Watch in the dugout in an effort to steal signs from the division-rival Yankees.

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