A few hours after J.D. Davis said he was ashamed for his role in the Astros sign-stealing scandal, former Astro and current Mets teammate Jake Marisnick also expressed remorse.
"I feel terribly about it," Marisnick said in his opening statement. "There's a line and it was definitely crossed. I want to say sorry to the fans, Major League Baseball, my peers, and anybody else who was affected by this."
Asked about his role, Marisnick expressed regret about not speaking up and putting a stop to what was going on.
"As a person that was there, to not speak up I think is something -- and talk on it -- is something I definitely regret. ... We're all in a clubhouse. We're all grown men and we all have a chance to voice our opinion. That's something that I regret not doing. I didn't say anything."
Adding that he watched some of the Astros apologies on Thursday, Marisnick called the situation "a bad deal for baseball."
"You've read the report," Marisnick said. "The thought behind it was to gain an advantage. ... it's hard to pinpoint (how much it helped). I'm not gonna dig too deep into every single at-bat that year. Like I said, I feel terribly about it. It's a really bad deal. It's bad."
Many non-Astros players have shown their anger over the sign-stealing, with one of them being Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman, who felt victimized by Houston from his time with the Blue Jays. And Marisnick has already reached out to Stroman to talk about it.
"Rightfully so, he was angry," Marisnick said. "There's a lot of people that were angry over this. I've had a small conversation with him. I'm not gonna get into the details of it. It went well. I'm sure we'll talk as the season goes on. Like I said, I gotta go in there and earn their respect and earn their trust."
Former Mets manager Carlos Beltran, who played for the Astros in 2017, has been painted as a ringleader who intimidated some players who wanted to stop the scheme. Marisnick disagreed with that notion.
"I don't think that's right," he said. "We're all grown men. I'm a person in there that could've spoken up. And like I said, I'm not happy with myself that I didn't. But I didn't speak up. I had the ability to. ... I'm a grown man in a situation that I can stop. And I didn't stop it."
When it comes to whether the Astros would've won the World Series without the sign-stealing, Marisnick echoed what most on that team have said.
"It's hard to say if that team would've won the World Series with or without that. It's a special team. But honestly, I can see why people would view it that way."