With the Houston Astros proven to be guilty of stealing signs in the 2017 season, any integrity they had is now out the window. Now, new claims are being made about two specific Astros players, and they're quite damning.
A Twitter user claiming to be Carlos Beltran's niece took aim at Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman on Wednesday. She alleged that both infielders wore devices that buzzed on their right shoulders. Those electronics were controlled from an individual watching video from the dugout hallway.
She continued by saying this was the reason why Altuve didn't want his jersey ripped off by his teammates following his walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 2019 ALCS.
Jomboy, who helped investigate the Astros' sign-stealing technique via video breakdowns, backed up her claims, saying he's heard the same from a handful of parties.
Reds ace Trevor Bauer, who's been flaming the Astros since before it was cool, corroborated the same account.
In case you don't have a recollection of the homer, Altuve spent the celebration imploring his teammates to keep his jersey intact. His reasoning back then was that his wife wanted him to keep his uniform on.
It's obvious when reviewing the video.
Given the information we have now regarding the Astros, we can't rule out the use of electronic buzzers to receive tipped pitches from the opposition. Major League Baseball deemed them as cheaters, so everything is now on the table.