March 7, 2021

Yankees SS Gleyber Torres believes Astros cheated the past three years (ESPN)


TAMPA, Fla. — Did the Houston Astros‘ sign-stealing practices continue past the 2017 postseason? New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres has no doubt that it did.

“For sure. If you cheated in 2017 and you won, why don’t [you] do [it] the next year, and the next year, too!” Torres said. “I’ll use an example: If I play video games with you and we face the TV and I see your controller and I know what is coming and I hit really well and I win, if you tell me we play again, I’ll do the same thing because I win. So [the Astros] did in ’17 for sure, they did in ’18 and they do ’19. It’s really easy.”

Torres was referring to playing the video game “MLB: The Show” against Yankees’ pitcher Luis Severino, where he admitted to peeking at his teammate’s controller to see what pitch was coming.

“When I face like Severino, I saw the controller and I did really well and he didn’t know, and the next one I did the same thing and I win!” Torres added.

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