Trevor Bauer: Reds pitcher compares Astros sign stealing to Black Sox


In an essay published Wednesday in The Players’ Tribune, Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer detailed his thoughts on the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Bauer, who has long been an outspoken critic of the Astros, writes that he wishes he would have been wrong when he claimed in 2018 that Houston was cheating. At the time, he alleged the Astros pitchers were using an illegal substance to increase their spin rates, but he said what is now known about Houston’s cheating is among the biggest stain’s on baseball in the sport’s history.

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