Security was tipped off to the man by the Cleveland Indians, according to multiple reports. A thorough investigation concluded that an Astros employee was monitoring the field to ensure that the opposing Club was not violating any rules.
Cora said Game 6 (if necessary) is expected to be the next start for the 29-year-old lefty, who is battling lingering feelings of weakness from the stomach illness that landed him in the hospital Sunday.
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Earlier Tuesday, a report by Boston Metro suggested that the Astros may have been caught cheating in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday.
The defending champions came under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint about a man associated with Houston attempting to photograph or video the Indians' dugout last week.
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The Astros have denied the accusation that there was any intent to cheat by, say, trying to crack the hand signals the Sox were using to communicate.
Listen to "The Danny Picard Show" on PodcastOne, iTunes, and Spotify. To address those worries, the commissioner instituted a new prohibition on the use of certain in-stadium cameras, beefing up Major League Baseball security at games and monitoring video rooms. The pair of timely hits helped the Red Sox secure a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Asked if he's concerned about signs being stolen, he said, "I'm always concerned about that throughout the season. If we feel there's something going on we switch the signs". The Yankees, too, were also fined for violating a rule pertaining to the use of the dugout phone, and there have been similar reports that other teams believe the Yankees use the YES Network to steal signs from opponents.
"I don't think that person was per se stealing signs", he said.
The Astros beat the Indians to advance to the ALCS, where they trail the series 2-1 headed into Wednesday night's Game 4.
The Indians reportedly filed a complaint Tuesday with Major League Baseball alleging that the Astros had an employee who was attempting to video Cleveland's dugout during the ALDS. Luhnow said the club will abide by MLB's guidelines and that any prior monitoring was done as protection. He was then removed from the media-credentialed area.