Major League Baseball also says it is aware of a report by Metro Boston that a man claiming to be an Astros employee was removed from a credentialed area near the Boston Red Sox dugout during the AL Championship Series opener at Fenway Park.
The report from Metro brought back memories of a report from ESPN's Buster Olney, who said the Red Sox think the Astros are great a stealing signs and adjusted their chain of communication accordingly. That employee was removed.
In the third inning of the first game of the series, security removed a man claiming to be an Astros employee from the media-credentialed area next to the Boston Red Sox dugout, according to multiple security sources who were on the scene at the time of the incident.
The MLB league office told Metro they are aware of the matter and will handle it internally.
Those same four innings and 58 pitches double as his total game action for the last calendar month, as the Astros' ALDS sweep of the Indians kept him from appearing in that series.
Cora said he has been concerned throughout the season about Red Sox signs being stolen. That was taken care of very early in the game.
All of the suspicion surrounding the American League Championship Series has added to the length of each game, as both teams' catchers have routinely walked to the mound to confer with their pitchers, usually while covering their mouths with their gloves. "That didn't have anything to do with [the outcome of] the game".
Boston and Houston play Game 3 on Tuesday at 5:09 p.m. "So we do a good job of changing sequences and paying attention to details".
"And we don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs". After being asked about the man claiming to be an Astros' employee and the warning given to the Red Sox, an Indians spokesman said via email on Tuesday, "We are not going to comment on this situation".
Sign-stealing has been an accepted part of baseball culture for decades, but technological advances have blurred the line between gamesmanship and cheating. Watch above as Big Papi basically channels every Red Sox fan with his exuberance. Teams regularly change their signs during games, and the surge in mound visits in recent years was believed to be largely attributable to the effort to prevent sign-stealing, and led Major League Baseball to institute a limit on mound visits this season.