Red Sox used Apple Watches to steal signs from Yankees, report says

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees has been taken up a notch, with both teams accusing the other of spying.

Major League Baseball investigators have found the Red Sox use electronic maneuvers to plagiarize side signals from defending catchers on the Yankees and other squads, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The investigation started about two weeks ago after Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman submitted individual complaints that included video made during a three-game streak in Boston last-place month.

The video purportedly indicated person on the Red Sox training faculty use his Apple Watch in the dugout to communicate messages to participates, who may have exploited that information to know the type of pitch that was going to be shed, according to the Times.


Investigators reportedly established the Yankees’ claims using video be useful for instantly replay and programmes, before confronting the Red Sox. The Red Sox admitted that their teaches had abused signals received from video replay and communicated that information to players for several weeks.

The Red Sox participated at the Yankees on Tuesday by file a complaint of their own — alleging the “Bronx Bombers” exploits a camera from the YES Network, co-owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, to communicate signalings during games.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell told Fox News that he understands electronic designs are prohibited in the dugout.

“[ We’re] aware of the relevant rules. Electronic devices are not to be used in the dugout. But beyond that, the only thing I can say, it’s a conference trouble at this site, ” Farrell said.

Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski strengthened these allegations at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

“Do I think sign embezzling is wrong? No, I don’t, ” Dombrowski said, according to Fox 25 Boston. “People “ve tried to” acquire it nonetheless they are unable, it’s an margin we can gain.”

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