This story really has so many layers of fun to it. On Monday as the Dodgers visited the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark, LA utility man Matt Beaty cranked his first home run of the Cactus League season.
That was in his first at-bat off Cincy pitcher Sonny Gray. In his next at-bat, Beaty faced Trevor Bauer in one of the best sequences of the early spring season.
Bauer, a growing personality in MLB circles, motioned the signs to Beaty for each pitch.
Trevor Bauer was out here telling Matt Beaty what pitches he was throwing during the at bat. LEGEND. pic.twitter.com/u0ne1XPQT9
— Marc Luino (@GiraffeNeckMarc) March 2, 2020
At first it was kind of tough to tell what was happening… but Reds teammate Derek Dietrich cleared things up for the audience.
— FOX Sports Cincinnati (@FOXSportsCincy) March 2, 2020
On the Fox Sports Cincinnati broadcast, Dietrich had this to say.
If you follow baseball this off-season, there’s a little thing going on with sign stealing. So, Trevor’s not too fond…