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MLB sign stealing: Red Sox’s JD Martinez says ‘nothing going on here’

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Speaking Saturday at the Red Sox’s Winter Weekend fan festival, designated hitter J.D. Martinez was confident that MLB’s ongoing investigation into the 2018 World Series champions will reveal that the team did not participate in illegal sign stealing activity.

“I’m excited for the investigation to get over with, just so they can see there was nothing going on here,” Martinez said.

When asked if he believed the investigation would reveal no wrongdoing, Martinez responded, “I believe that, yes.”

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is currently investigating the 2018 Red Sox for allegations of sign stealing. According to Sports Illustrated‘s Tom Verducci, that investigation is expected to last one or two months, not three. With Houston, Manfred was investigating multiple years of allegations and multiple infractions. Boston is only about 2018.

According to Verducci, a week before publishing the results to the Astros investigation, Manfred called owner John Henry to inform him essentially, “You’re next.” He reportedly told Henry he should expect the same level of thoroughness his office had just brought to the Houston investigation.

“Turning over e-mails?” Henry asked, Verducci reports.

“Everything.”

Boston manager Alex Cora “mutually agreed” to part ways with the Red Sox on Tuesday following his participation in the Astros’ scheme as their bench coach. Astros manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were suspended and subsequently fired just one day earlier.

Mets manager Carlos Beltrán became the third manager this week to be fired in the wake of MLB releasing its report on the Astros as the team parted ways with the former Astros player on Thursday.


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