Yankees tried to protect signs before accusations against Astros surfaced

Posted On: Jan 24, 2020   |   Posted By: TheScore

The New York Yankees had their suspicions that teams were up to no good before an investigation confirmed the sign-stealing accusations made against the Houston Astros last fall. General manager Brian Cashman told YES Network that the club was actively trying to prevent the theft of their signs. He also credited former Astros right-hander - and current Oakland Athletics hurler - Mike Fiers for going public with the scandal. " have done everything we can to try to protect our signs as much as possible," Cashman said. "We've continued to evolve over the course of time because of concerns. Baseball's now determined, with the strong assistance of Mike Fiers coming forward being a whistle-blower, to really shed a light on some of the things that were occurring down in Houston." He didn't indicate if their "due diligence" was in practice during the 2017 campaign, when the Astros were found to have implemented the scheme, or this past season. Cashman added that the Yankees have not discussed the fallout as a...

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