Red Sox Caught Cheating With Apple Watch: Report

Team was reportedly using it to steal signals from Yankees
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 5, 2017 8:01 PM CDT
Updated Sep 6, 2017 2:33 AM CDT
New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday is out at second base as Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia attempts to get the double play during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday,...   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

(Newser) – The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival, the New York Yankees, the AP reports. According to the New York Times, the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to relay signs by the Yankees catchers during a series last month at Fenway Park. The Times said the MLB probe started after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman filed a complaint with the commissioner's office that included video. The newspaper said the video showed a member of Boston's training staff looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout and relaying a message to players. Sign stealing is allowed, but electronic assistance is prohibited. The Red Sox hold a narrow lead over the Yankees in the AL East race. (Read more Apple Watch stories.)

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