The Yankees, too, were also fined for violating a rule pertaining to the use of the dugout phone, and there have been similar reports that other teams believe the Yankees use the YES Network to steal signs from opponents. The use of electronic devices is prohibited. The man was not allowed back into the credentialed area, but was allowed to remain in the ballpark. The man, who did not have a credential, had a small camera and was texting frequently.
That employee, identified as Kyle McLaughlin, was removed by security in Cleveland and Boston after he was caught aiming a cell phone into the team's respective dugouts from the photographer's pit.
MLB Chief Communications Officer Pat Courtney acknowledged Saturday night's incident in an email on Tuesday afternoon, saying, "We are aware of the matter and it will be handled internally". The Indians have filed a complaint with the Major League Baseball about the Astros over an incident of suspected cheating during Game 3 of the ALDS.
Even though the Houston offense has not been up to par in this series, I'm still going to give Houston a slight edge over Boston for Game 4 at Minute Maid Park. 'I'm anxious about the game'.
Eduardo Nunez started at third base for Boston after Cora benched him in favor of Devers in Game 2.
"I'm always concerned about [sign-stealing] throughout the season", Cora said after the game. Porcello is going to have to be ideal with his pitch locations in order to have a chance at shutting the Astros down and I think that Houston's going to break him early on in the game, enough to give them a victory and tie the series at 2-2. 'They'll do what they have to do. "He hit it today, but I would go there 100 more times".
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. He also notes that the allegations raised against Houston are not the first to be brought up this season; in August, the Athletics called Major League Baseball to investigate the matter, however, the results of it are unclear.
The Red Sox lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
The Red Sox have not yet announced a starter for Game 5.
After both teams left the field between innings, the Red Sox challenged the play.