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 Astros have been stealing signs during this year's postseason Erik Gonzalez Jersey , Major League Baseball will not fine or penalize the Astros.MLB released a statement announcing the investigation has been closed, via Mark Feinsand of"Before the Postseason began, a number of clubs called the Commissioner's Office about sign stealing and the inappropriate use of video equipment. The concerns expressed related to a number of Clubs, not any one specific Club. In response to these calls, the Commissioner's Office reinforced the existing rules with all playoff Clubs and undertook proactive measures, including instituting a new prohibition on the use of certain in-stadium cameras, increasing the presence of operations and security personnel from Major League Baseball at all Postseason games and instituting a program of monitoring Club video rooms."With respect to both incidents regarding a Houston Astros employee , security identified an issue, addressed it and turned the matter over to the Department of Investigations. A thorough investigation concluded that an Astros employee was monitoring the field to ensure that the opposing Club was not violating any rules. All Clubs remaining in the playoffs have been notified to refrain from these types of efforts and to direct complaints about any in-stadium rules violations to MLB staff for investigation and resolution. We consider the matter closed."Astros general manager JeffLuhnow told reporters this team was "playing defense," adding, via Daniel Gotera of KHOU-TV:Daniel Gotera DTGoteraKHOU#Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on allegations of his club stealing signs using technology: quot;I think what happens is when a team has success, there will be a lot of other people looking at them to see whats driving their successquot; eDPa73HhpgAs for the allegations, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported: "The Boston Red Sox were warned that a man credentialed by the Houston Astros might try to steal signs or information from their dugout after the Cleveland Indians caught him taking pictures of their dugout with a cellphone camera during Game 3 of the American League Division Series."However, Alex Speier and Andrew Mahoney of the Boston Globe reported that MLB's investigation discovered the Astros employee in question was trying to determine if the Red Sox "were using dugout video monitors to steal signs from the Astros" and wasn't stealing signs and relaying them to the dugout.Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski did not believe the employee's alleged actions factored into the Astros' Game 1 win againstBoston Carlos Carrasco Jersey , per Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal: "It was caught early in the game. It did not cost us anything."According to Passan's report, the Los Angeles Dodgers suspected the Astros of stealing signs during last season's World Series, and the Oakland Athletics believed the Astros were stealing signs this season.He also outlined that opposing players have believed actions taken by the Astros in the dugout in the past, such as banging on trash cans or clapping before pitches, is a form of relaying stolen signs to the batter.While teams decry having their own signs stolen, it technically isn't against MLB rules."Sign-stealing is not an uncommon practice and there in fact is not a rule against it," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in 2017 Roy Oswalt Jersey , per Speier and Mahoney.It isn't ideal for the team having their signs stolen, however, and Boston manager Alex Cora commented on the recent reports of sign stealing and the precautions the team takes throughout the season."I'm always concerned about that throughout the season," he told reporters. "So I mean we do a good job changing sequences and paying attention to details. And we don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs. We try to slow it down. If we feel there's something going on we switch signs." Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesAn intruder reportedly jumped a fence at the home of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig two days after it was burglarized for the fourth time.According to TMZ Sports, the intruder trespassed on Puig's property Thursday at approximately 10:45 p.m and rang the front doorbell."The guy asked if a girl was there鈥攈e gave the name, but it wasn't the person inside," TMZ reported. "There was obviously cause for alarm , so the person inside told the intruder he was calling the cops. That was enough for the intruder to flee the scene."TMZfirst reported Puig's home in the San Fernando Valley had been broken into for a fourth time on Tuesday evening.Citing the Los Angeles Police Department, TMZ reported the three men who broke in did approximately $10,000 worth of damage to Puig's home after they "ransacked" it.The intruders also allegedly attempted to steal Puig's safe but left it in the home after dragging it downstairs from the second floor.Puig previously had $500,000 worth of jewelrystolenin March 2017. His house was robbed again when the Dodgers were in the World Series against the Houston Astros, but the damage wasreportedlyminor.His house was targeted a third time in August, butTMZreported Puig "yelledat them" through his mobile surveillancesystem and forced "a hasty retreat."

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