New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran resigns amid sign-stealing scandal

by Daniel Payne · Jan 16th, 2020 2:18 pm

Last Updated Jan 16th, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Carlos Beltran resigned as the manager of the New York Mets on Thursday, the latest baseball official to fall to the ongoing "sign-stealing" scandal involving the Houston Astros.

Top Astros officials have been implicated in the 2017 scheme to steal opposing players' catcher-pitcher signs. The theft of signs is legal in Major League Baseball, but the Astros violated league rules by using a centerfield camera to help in the effort.

Beltran had been a player on the Astros at the time of the rule violations. In addition to Beltran's resignation, Jeff Lunhow and A.J. Hinch, the general manager and manager of the Astros, respectively, were fired earlier this week for their role in the scandal.

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