Jose Altuve Responds To Astros Buzzer Cheating Accusation
Jose Altuve responded to Astros buzzer cheating accusations on Thursday.
In the aftermath of Houston being linked to an elaborate rule-breaking scandal, a new report emerged this week.
The report suggested that Altuve and other players on the team were using electric devices under their uniforms to tip them off regarding what pitches were coming.
Shortly after those reports went viral, the six-time All-Star decided to respond through his agent Scott Boras.
“I have never worn an electronic device in my performance as a major league player,” he said in response to the allegations.
The charges made against him stem from a now-viral video that shows him acting oddly during the 2017 season in which his team won the World Series. In the clip, he seems to be instructing his teammates not to rip off his shirt in celebration.
Here’s Ken Rosenthal, who broke the news of the Astros cheating scandal, asking Jose Altuve why he was telling teammates not to rip his jersey off after the walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 2019 ALCS: pic.twitter.com/xoBGX159QG
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For what is worth, the league has come out and said that it investigated Astros players possibly wearing something that would help them cheat, but ultimately found no evidence of this.
Of course, given everything else Houston has been implicated in, it is understandable why nobody would be rushing to give the organization or any of its players the benefit of the doubt.