Carlos Beltran, the only player named in MLB's investigation of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, is out as manager of the New York Mets before beginning his first season with the team, it was announced Thursday.
Josh Reddick has become the first veteran to discuss the firings of president of baseball operations Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch in the wake of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.
While appearing at the Astros' annual Caravan fan outreach tour, Reddick said "it just stinks" that Hinch and Luhnow were out of jobs.
Reddick wouldn't discuss much, but he did state what Houston's focus should be going forward.
"We've got to keep our focus on winning," he said. "It's as simple as that. We keep our focus on winning and everything will work itself out."
Major League Baseball investigated concerns and doesn't believe the Houston Astros used wearable, concealed devices to aid in their sign-stealing methods.
An MLB official said the inquiry into wearable devices included the 2019 season.
Concerns were raised after replays of Jose Altuve's walk-off home run in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees showed the infielder grabbing his jersey to avoid it being torn off or ripped open by teammates as he crossed home plate.
In response to speculation that he did not want his jersey removed because he was wearing an electronic device, Altuve released a statement through his agent, Scott Boras.
"I have never worn an electronic device in my performance as a major league player," the statement read.
The Houston Astros have avoided arbitration with George Springer by agreeing to a one-year, $21 million deal, according to reports.
The 30-year-old had been seeking $22.5 million in arbitration while the Astros had been offering $17.5 million.
He has hit at least 20 home runs in five of his six seasons for the Astros and was named the 2017 World Series MVP.
The Houston Astros have interviewed Buck Showalter for their managerial vacancy, ESPN has confirmed.
The Astros interviewed Showalter on Wednesday, two days after they fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Astros will interview former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons on Thursday, according to multiple reports.
Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler.
Two councilwomen have introduced legislation to rename East 161st Street, located right outside of Yankee Stadium and then some eastbound blocks, as "Jeter Street."
Jeter Street will also intersect with River Avenue, which was renamed to "Rivera Avenue" when Mariano Rivera was inducted into Cooperstown.
Sources say that after the bill is introduced by councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and neighboring co-sponsor Diana Ayala then the Jeter Street vote will essentially be a formality.
Carlos Beltran has been cleared by Major League Baseball in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal of 2017, but the New York Mets are still assessing the situation.
Beltran is scheduled to open spring training with the team next month in his first season as manager.
There are now questions regarding Beltran's past denials about his role in the Astros' cheating scandal and his accountability for what occurred.
The Boston Red Sox say Alex Cora admitted to playing a central role in the sign-stealing scheme that the Houston Astros used in their 2017 World Series title run.
The Red Sox parted ways with Cora on Tuesday night. Major League Baseball suspended A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow for one year on Monday and the Astros let them both go.
"Alex, by his own admission, we agreed, played a central role in what happened in Houston," Tom Werner said. "And we all agreed that it was wrong, and we had a responsibility as stewards, as John has said, to have a standard here where that sort of behavior is not acceptable."
The Atlanta Braves have renamed their ballpark just three seasons after opening it.
The stadium opened in Cobb County, north of Atlanta, in 2017.
Truist Park is the new name, replacing SunTrust Park.