HOUSTON – Astros players broke their silence for the first time since the MLB released a report detailing the Astros sign stealing scheme.
Astros third baseman Alex Bregman spoke with media Saturday during the Astros FanFest at Minute Maid Park.
Bregman responded, “The commissioner made his report, and the Astros made their decision,” or some form of that answer to any question regarding sign stealing.
Alex Bregman on sign-stealing saga: “The Commissioner came out with a report, MLB did their report and the Astros did what they did. They made their decision on what they’re going to do.”— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 18, 2020
More from Bregman in this video: pic.twitter.com/dKIfVFROFS
He also briefly touched on the managerial search saying he would like a manager that would “lead the team,” while agreeing with Josh Reddick’s Thursday assessment that missing A.J. Hinch will be difficult.
Bregman also mentioned he is looking forward to Spring Training and getting on the field.
Astros second baseman José Altuve was questioned by the media about being called a cheater.
“You don’t want anyone to call you like that. I have two options. One you just cry or go out and play the game and perform and help my team and you know which one I’m gonna do,” Altuve said. Altuve remains confident that the Astros will be going to the World Series again.
“People don’t believe it," he said. “We will. We made it last year. We were one game from winning it all.”