After an offseason of silence, the Houston Astros finally addressed the sign-stealing scandal Thursday. Team owner Jim Crane, new manager Dusty Baker, and star players Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman appeared in front of the media to discuss the 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
All four men read prepared PR statements. Following their brief statements, Altuve and Bregman left to go back to the clubhouse. They did not answer questions from the media. After those opening remarks, Baker and Crane stuck around to answer questions. The Astros opened the clubhouse to media later Thursday, and Altuve and Bregman did more than read canned statements.