It has been a wild week in the world of Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros.
Josh Reddick has now became the first veteran Astros player to discuss the firings of president of baseball operations Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal, but the Astros outfielder wouldn’t specifically address questions about the saga.
Reddick make an appearance at the Astros’ annual Caravan fan outreach tour, said “it just stinks” that Hinch and Luhnow were out of jobs and fired by Jim Crane after MLB had suspended them for a year for not doing enough to prevent player-driven sign stealing using electronic signs.
“We’ve got to keep our focus on winning,” Reddick said. “It’s as simple as that. We keep our focus on winning and everything will work itself out.”
When asked if he had any regrets about anything in 2017 -- the yearMLB determined the Astros stole signsen route to winning the World Series -- Reddick didn’t bite.
“We’re not talking much about it,” he said.
Astros star players Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are scheduled to attend Saturday’s annual FanFest at Minute Maid Park, where they are expected to face similar questions about the sign-stealing scheme.
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