Sticking to script: Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

MLB disciplined the team

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman and other members of the Houston Astros have spoken at spring training about the sign-stealing scheme they used during their 2017 run to a World Series title and again the next season.

Bregman and his teammates mostly stuck to a script that apologized without saying exactly why and saying they had learned without saying exactly what.

Astros owner Jim Crane said it is not clear what impact his players’ cheating might have had on the outcomes of games.

Outfielder Josh Reddick said he doesn’t think the Astros owe any sort of specific apology to teams they beat on the way to the title.

Commissioner Rob Manfred disciplined the Astros after he found the team broke rules by using electronics to steal signs during its run to the 2017 World Series championship and again in the 2018 season.

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