WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - The Houston Astros held a news conference ahead of spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane, manager Dusty Baker and a couple players spoke about the sign-stealing scandal that resulted in the firing of manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Major League Baseball had originally suspended Hinch and Luhnow for one year as part of penalties for sign-stealing during the 2017 season in which the Astros won the World Series.
The Astros also lost first and second-round draft picks for the 2020 and 2021 drafts and were fined.
Former Astros Pitcher Mike Fiers told The Athletic that the team would set up two cameras focused on the opposing team's catchers. Astros players would allegedly watch the catcher give signs on a monitor near the dugout and clank on a garbage can to signal which pitch was about to come.
Crane did answer a few questions from the media.