Dallas Keuchel becomes first player from 2017 Astros to issue apology for cheating scandal


Dallas Keuchel became the first former or current member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team’s sign-stealing scandal when speaking at a fan convention for the Chicago White Sox, his current team, on Friday. Here’s what he told reporters, courtesy of the Associated Press:

“First and foremost I think apologies should be in order for, if not everybody on the team. It was never intended to be what it is made to be right now. I think when stuff comes out about things that happen over the course of a major-league ball season, it’s always blown up to the point of ‘Oh, my gosh, this has never happened before.’ “

“I’m not going to go into specific detail, but during the course of the playoffs in ’17, everybody was using multiple signs. I mean, for factual purposes, when there’s nobody on base, when in the history of major league baseball has there been multiple signs? It’s just what the state of baseball was at that point and time. Was it against the rules? Yes it was, and I personally am sorry for what’s come about, the whole situation. It is what it is, and we’ve got…

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