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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s Full Statement on the Houston Astros Sign Stealing Investigation

Here is MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB’s full statement on the results of the investigation of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal and the punishment:

The text is transcribed below.

Statement of the Commissioner

On November 12, 2019, former Houston Astros player Mike Fiers publicly alleged in an article published by Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic that the Astros had engaged in sign-stealing methods in 2017 that violated MLB’s rules. The allegations in the article created significant concern among many of our fans and other MLB Clubs regarding the adherence to our rules by those participating in our games, and the principles of sportsmanship and fair competition.