The 2018 Boston Red Sox sign stealing controversy still has yet to see an ending. But MLB Players Association Executive Director, Tony Clark, gave us an update today regarding the latest on Major League Baseball’s investigation into the 2018 World Series Champions.
Clark says that the MLB has completed their interviews and has finished gathering information, but a decision has yet to be made.
Tony Clark says MLBPA understanding is that MLB has concluded interviews related to investigation into 2018 Red Sox.
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) February 25, 2020
It feels like this has been an unnecessarily long process but it’s safe to assume with knowing this information, we should finally have a decision coming down from Major League Baseball relatively soon.
“We will wait to hear from the league as to when that decision may be made,” Clark said. “But as of right now, we understand that the interviews that they were going to have and did have, as well as the information that they were gathering from beyond the player interviews, has all happened. And now we’re just waiting for the decision itself.”
In early January, on the heels of one of the largest cheating scandals to ever hit Major League Baseball, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich released their second “bombshell” report regarding sign-stealing allegations against the 2018 Boston Red Sox. Unlike the allegations made against the Houston Astros, Boston’s didn’t involve an intricate system utilizing a camera setup in center field and the banging of a trash can.
The conclusion of that investigation ultimately resulted in the Astros’ decision to fire both manager AJ Hinch and General Manager, Jeff Luhnow.
Former Red Sox manager Alex Cora was also heavily implicated in that same report.
Current Interim manager for the Red Sox, Ron Roenicke, says that he’s ready to get this investigation done and over with.
Roenicke on looming investigation: ‘I know you kind of push it off because you have all this other stuff to do, but it’s still always there. It would be nice to get it done.’
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) February 25, 2020
Roenicke, who was named interim manager on February 11th, says that he isn’t concerned with the MLB finding him to be involved.
“Yeah, I don’t know what’s gonna come out of this. But I know what I do. I know how I go about my job. And I take what you’re supposed to do seriously.”