MLB threw down their punishment on the Astros for their sign-stealing scandal, but more accusations continue to fly around the team. This time, the shade is being thrown at their star second baseman Jose Altuve.
In what was a wild news day that saw another manager in Carlos Beltran relieved of his duties with the Mets, video and images were surfacing about the Astros scandal, and how it may be deeper than just the center field cameras.
There were claims that Astros players were wearing buzzers under their jerseys that would indicate pitches to them during at-bats. Altuve, though, denied any involvement in using that method through his agent, Scott Boras.
"When this came up today, Jose Altuve immediately contacted me and this is his statement: 'I have never worn an electronic device in my performance as a major league player,'" Boras told The Post's Joel Sherman.
The reason Altuve is the center of these claims is due to him not wanting his jersey ripped off following his clutch walk-off homer against Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 of the ALCS down in Houston. And after his teammates listened to his request, Altuve ran down into the clubhouse just to change into his ALCS champion t-shirt.
Altuve making sure he keeps that jersey on (via r/nyyankees) pic.twitter.com/OO32FVFxTi- Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) January 16, 2020
There is also this picture of outfielder Josh Reddick with what clearly looks like a patch with a wire attached to it during a post-game interview...
We all know about the trash can situation at this point, where the Astros would bang a trash can based off the information they received from those cameras that fed into a video room near the dugout. But was Houston using modern technology as well?