May 12, 2021

Astros’ Carlos Correa claims Jose Altuve never cheated, buries Bellinger (New York Post)

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa ripped Cody Bellinger a day after the Dodgers superstar outfielder joined several other players around the league in eviscerating the Astros for heading one of the darkest scandals in MLB history.

“Cody, you don’t know the facts,” Correa told The Athletic of Bellinger, who on Friday claimed outfielder Jose Altuve “stole an MVP” from Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in 2017, when Judge finished second in AL MVP voting. “Nobody wants to talk about this, but I’m going to talk about this. Jose Altuve was the one guy that didn’t use the trash can.”

Correa was referring to the trash can that MLB confirmed members of the Astros banged on in 2017 in order to relay opponents’ signs — which were illegally obtained electronically during home games — to batters.

Correa, who many have labeled the most sincere and apologetic current Astro in the aftermath of the cheating saga, also went as far to say that Altuve was not part of the trash-can banging system.

“The few times that the trash can was banged was without his consent and he would go inside the clubhouse and inside the dugout to whoever was banging the trash can and he…

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