December 1, 2020

Mets’ Carlos Beltran reportedly played key role in Astros’ sign-stealing (New York Post)



Mets manager Carlos Beltran may be in hot water after a report said he helped plan the Astros’ alleged illegal sign-stealing system during the 2017 season.

Beltran, who on Tuesday told The Post’s Joel Sherman that Houston stole signs legally without the aid of cameras, was said to have played a key role in forging the system alongside current Red Sox manager Alex Cora, sources told The Athletic.

Beltran was the team’s designated hitter during the Astros’ championship season, while Cora was a bench coach alongside current manager AJ Hinch. The three will almost certainly be interviewed by MLB’s Department of Investigations (DOI), according to the website.

MLB prohibits teams from using electronics to steal signs, and the DOI is also slated to speak with current and former Astros employees, including players.

“I’m not aware of that camera,” Beltran told The Post. “We were studying the opposite team every day.”

The camera, former Houston pitcher Mike Fiers told The Athletic in a report published Tuesday, was in center field in Minute Maid Park and was used to convey catcher signs to hitters so they would know what pitches were coming.

“We took a lot…

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