•   
  •   
  •   

Sport MLB conducting wider probe of Astros after exec firing

04:10  26 october  2019
04:10  26 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

  Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener Gleyber Torres kept up his October surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his playoff resume and the New York Yankees blanked the Houston Astros 7-0 Saturday night in the AL Championship Series opener. © AP New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres hits a RBI-double off Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke during the fourth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) BOX SCORE: YANKEES 7, ASTROS 0 With so much attention focused on the Astros aces, Tanaka showed he more than belonged on this stage, too.

MLB conducting wider probe of Astros after exec firing . The Butina case captivated public attention because it unfolded around the same time as special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, even though the two probes were entirely separate.

MLB conducting wider probe of Astros after Taubman firing . On the Auston Matthews disorderly conduct charge in Arizona "There's always two sides to every story so I had saw him in the summer and talked about it and it's hard how things get played out in the media sometimes, so, you know

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is conducting a wider probe of the Houston Astros that goes beyond the assistant general manager who was fired this week for inappropriate behavior, concerned about the team's initial denial.

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Washington. The Astros and the Washington Nationals are scheduled to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)© Provided by The Associated Press Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Washington. The Astros and the Washington Nationals are scheduled to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series on Friday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Houston terminated Brandon Taubman on Thursday, saying he directed inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration following Game 6 of the AL Championship Series last weekend.

Report: Yankees believe Astros were stealing signs by whistling in Game 1 of ALCS

  Report: Yankees believe Astros were stealing signs by whistling in Game 1 of ALCS According to a report, a Yankees coach noticed a whistling sound coming from the Houston dugout before certain pitches during the ALCS opener at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees became angry and yelled across the field, believing the whistling was a form of sign-stealing and was being used to alert batters to what pitch was coming. A number of coaches and executives said that such an act would be widely considered a violation of the sport’s “unwritten rules.”“They are NASA,” one coach said. “If a pitcher is tipping and the players can see from the dugout, no biggie. If they get it from somewhere else, that’s dicey.

Major League Baseball said it will interview those involved before further commenting. Taubman’s remarks after the Astros clinched the AL pennant reportedly referenced Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB ’s domestic violence policy before being traded from Toronto

Firing of Astros Exec Is Not Enough. MLB Umpire Apologizes for Assault Rifle Tweet. Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch, left, and Senior Director of Baseball Operations Brandon Taubman The team released a statement Thursday that said Taubman's conduct did not reflect the organization's

"There are aspects of this that go beyond the incident that's been dealt with in terms of the employment of the individual," baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday before World Series Game 3. "We need to gather additional facts."

Sports Illustrated reported Taubman repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna, who was suspended for 75 games last year for violating MLB's domestic violence policy and then was traded from Toronto to Houston. Taubman shouted, "Thank God we got Osuna!" according to SI, which said he made similar remarks several times during Saturday night's celebration, punctuating them with a profanity.

Houston issued a statement Monday accusing the SI reporter of making up the story. Taubman apologized for his language in a statement Tuesday, and MLB and the team started an investigation.

Astros, Yankees going with bullpens for Game 6

  Astros, Yankees going with bullpens for Game 6 Neither the Houston Astros nor the New York Yankees have announced who will start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, but both squads are going to rely exclusively on relievers. "It will be a bullpen game," Astros manager AJ Hinch said following Friday's 4-1 loss at Yankee Stadium, according to MLB.com. "We'll talk about it on the ride home I'm unlikely to use (Gerrit) Cole." If Cole doesn't toe the rubber, he'll"It will be a bullpen game," Astros manager AJ Hinch said following Friday's 4-1 loss at Yankee Stadium, according to MLB.com. "We'll talk about it on the ride home ... I'm unlikely to use (Gerrit) Cole.

After an investigation by Major League Baseball and the Astros , Luhnow met with Taubman on Thursday and fired him before the team traveled to Washington in what Luhnow termed “a pretty tough conversation.” Taubman did not respond to a text from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Major League Baseball announced that it will interview those who were present for an incident reported by Sports Illustrated involving Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, which comes as the franchise is scrambling to adjust its stance.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow apologized Thursday for the team's initial response, saying it was wrong, and the team apologized to the SI reporter, the magazine and people who saw the incident, and to those who were offended.

"I think it was important that they recognized that they had made a mistake, that they issued an apology, and they dealt with the individual situation in a decisive way," Manfred said.

Manfred said MLB's investigation began because of concern over the initial statement but was ongoing.

"I would say that there are a variety of issues," Manfred said. "There are other things that we want to talk to the Astros about."

Manfred said MLB intends to have conversations with Houston owner Jim Crane.

"I don't want there to be an expectation that this piece of it is going to be as quick as the last piece because there's more to it," Manfred said.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Astros pound Nats 8-1, even World Series .
Astros win Game 4 vs. Nats, even World Series 2-2Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and grand slam in the seventh, and the resurgent Astros routed the Nationals 8-1 on Saturday night.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!