The Indians had been upset when an unidentified man, who had been issued a credential before the October 8 game in Cleveland, appeared to be trying to view scouting reports in the team's dugout on Houston's players, one person told AP.
Major League Baseball is expected to make a statement on the matter Wednesday but is not expected to hand down any fines or other punishment, USA Today reported.
Another Astros staffer reportedly intervened after the employee was removed from the section and tried to convince security the man was authorized to be in the credentialed area despite not having a media credential.
Security sources say they had been warned about the man, because of some suspicious activity in Houston's ALDS series against the Cleveland Indians.
Allegations against the team were first reported by Metro Boston yesterday, which got a tip that someone from the Astros clubhouse had been spotted hanging out in the press-designated next to the Red Sox dugout-a place he very much does not belong."The man had a small camera and was texting frequently, but did not have a media credential", Metro's Danny Picard reports.
First pitch of Game 4 is scheduled for 7:39 p.m.at Minute Maid Park.
'Somebody mentioned (it) to me right now.
"I'm always concerned about [sign-stealing] throughout the season", Cora said after the game.
'I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed, ' Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after his team lost 8-2 in Houston in Game 3 on Tuesday.
The Astros reportedly try to train cameras on the opposing catcher, manager and bench coach in an effort to steal signs and pick up tendencies. But I just heard today'. Passan also details a complaint filed by the Athletics, who alleged that the Astros were using a clapping-based system from the dugout to relay stolen signs to the players on the field during an August game.
According to Yahoo, a pair of Major League Baseball players claimed to have witnessed the Astros banging a trash can in the dugout in recent years, ostensibly to indicate to the hitter what the upcoming pitch would be.
According to the report, the Yankees had long held suspicions that the rival Red Sox were stealing signals at Fenway Park, and their claims were corroborated by the league after filing the complaint. Watch above as Big Papi basically channels every Red Sox fan with his exuberance.