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‘I applaud him’: Bob Melvin supports Mike Fiers’ sign-stealing accusations

It’s been a month since reports of the Houston Astros’ electronic sign stealing broke. And one Oakland A’s pitcher — a former Houston Astros pitcher — was at the center of the story. Manager Bob Melvin spoke about the incident at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.

A’s right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers shared his knowledge of the practice to The Athletic, expressing his fears over the disadvantage sign-stealing might pose for young pitchers and players trying to prove themselves in the league.

In San Diego with reporters on Monday, Melvin shared his thoughts on the matter, saying he supported and spoke with Fiers about the allegations against Oakland’s American League West rivals.