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Red Sox Fire Manager Alex Cora for Sign Stealing

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He became the Red Sox's manager the next year and led his new team to the title - albeit with lingering suspicions regarding similar illegal sign-stealing.

The Red Sox went 108-54 in 2018 during Cora's first season in charge before beating the New York Yankees, Houston and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason.

Sources told ESPN that the Mets are assessing the situation concerning Beltran, who is supposed to open spring training with the team next month in what would be his rookie season as a big-league manager. In recent days, there have been hard questions raised in the media about Beltran's past denials about his role in the Astros' cheating scandal and his accountability for what occurred. On Monday, MLB commissioner Robert Manfred distributed stern repercussions for cheating. The punishment was swift and heavy for both, despite the investigation suggesting that neither played an active role in the scandal, but that they were both negligent in addressing it.

Major League Baseball had also been investigating allegations the Red Sox had stolen signs en route to their 2018 World Series championship. An hour later, the Astros fired Luhnow as well as Hinch, who graduated from Stanford with an undergraduate degree in psychology in 1996.

Hinch apologized in a statement Monday for failing to do more to stop the sign-stealing scheme that took place under his watch during the 2017 season.

That was in reference to the Yankees lighting up Red Sox pitching by scoring 29 runs over two games. Initially, it seemed like the Red Sox might want to name an.

On occasions, employees in the replay review room communicated the sign sequence with text messages sent to a staff member on the bench with a smart watch - or, in other instances, to a cell phone nearby, the investigation found.

The Astros franchise is an embarrassment to the city of Houston and a national disgrace for Major League Baseball. It then evolved into having a monitor installed just outside the dugout to allow players to see the feed themselves.

According to witnesses, one or more players watched the live feed of the center field camera, and after decoding the sign, a player would "bang a nearby trash can with a bat" to communicate the upcoming type of pitch to the batter, the findings say.

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