May 11, 2021

Yankees legend Reggie Jackson working for rival Astros (New York Post)


It turns out the Houston Astros know how to steal more than signs.

The much-maligned ballclub poached Reggie Jackson from the Yankees, The Post’s Ken Davidoff confirmed Monday — six months after the Baseball Hall of Famer left his longtime special advisory role with the Bombers.

News of Jackson’s defection to the Astros was first reported by the Houston Chronicle. It adds another layer of drama to this week’s series between the Yankees and Astros, which begins Tuesday in The Bronx and will mark the first meeting between the two rivals since it was uncovered in the fall of 2019 that Houston stole signs illegally en route to its World Series title in 2017, which included a seven-game ALCS victory over the Yankees.

“I’m involved and have been involved with Jim [Crane, the Houston owner] and the ’Stros,” Jackson told the Houston Chronicle after he was spotted at Minute Maid Park for a game last week. “I’m happy to be here. It’s working well. I’m fitting in. All to make the ballclub better and at the same time we’re working on a lot baseball fields and charity things that we can do together for the community.”

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