Count Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres among the many MLB players who don't believe that the Astros' sign-stealing scheme ended before 2019.
Asked Monday at spring training if he thinks the Astros were cheating in 2019, Torres said "yeah, for sure."
Reminded about the denials of Astros players that their scheme extended that far, Torres was clear.
"No, I don't believe them," Torres said. "If you cheated in 2017 and won, why wouldn't you cheat the next year and the next year, too?"
While players around the league -- including Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout -- have come out swinging against the Astros, the Yankees have also been hitting them hard.
Both Aroldis Chapman and Gary Sanchez had harsh words for Houston last week, with Chapman taking issue with Astros owner Jim Crane's claim that the cheating didn't impact games.
"I disagree with that," Chapman said. "When you know the signs and know what's coming, especially at this level of baseball, we have some of the most talented baseball players in the world. As hitters, if they have an edge, an advantage knowing what's coming, it's just going to make them stronger.
"Was that the sole reason why they won the World Series? I don't know. But I can say that when you have an advantage like that, it's definitely going to make you a stronger team."
Meanwhile, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that he's not convinced Houston didn't use buzzers in addition to the sign-stealing scheme that has been confirmed in MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's report.