Yankees bust Red Sox in high-tech cheating scandal

The Red Sox have been caught red-handed.

The Red Sox are in trouble with MLB after the Yankees — spearheaded by GM Brian Cashman — caught them stealing signs and relaying them using an Apple Watch, the New York Times reported. Cashman sent video of a Red Sox employee to the commissioners office, which corroborated the accusations.

It is unclear what the punishment will be.

According to the report, the Red Sox admitted to the league that their trainers had been relaying information from video personnel to players for several weeks. The Red Sox claimed to the league that manager John Farrell, GM Dave Dombrowski and other top members of the organization were not aware of the scheme.

“[I’m] aware of the rule that electronic devices are not to be used in the dugout, but beyond that the only thing I can say is that it’s a league matter at this point,” Farrell said before a game Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

The clip that Cashman sent the league came from the first two games of the Yankees’ series in Boston between Aug. 18-20. The video, according to The Times, showed the trainer passing the information to Dustin Pedroia and Brock Holt, who then passed the information to Chris Young at the plate.

Boston responded by filing a complaint against the Yankees, accusing them of using YES Network cameras to steal signs.


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