Marwin Gonzalez has become first Houston Astros player to come forward with an apology for the sign stealing scandal that has rocked the MLB.
USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
Martin Gonzalez becomes 1st #Astros position player from the 2017 team to apologize for the cheating scandal. Gonzalez, with the #Twins now, says it’s impossible to know if they would have won the World Series without stealing signs.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 11, 2020
Nightengale followed the above tweet with another featuring a quote from Gonzalez. He was quoted as saying, “I feel regret and am remorseful.” Gonzalez is no longer an Astro, having been signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins in 2019.
No other Astros players have come forward (at time of writing) to apologize for cheating en route to their 2017 World Series win.
The MLB came down with the punishment that included year-long suspensions for manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow. No players were punished, although Carlos Beltran was named in the report. Hinch, Luhnow were fired by Houston. Beltran was also fired by the Mets before he could manage a single game for the team.
Houston begins its Spring Training season on Saturday, February 22.
Featured Image courtesy of Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle
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