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Martinez confident Red Sox did nothing wrong
At the Red Sox Winter Weekend fan festival in Springfield, Mass., Boston slugger J.D. Martinez reiterated his confidence that his club will be cleared in MLB's investigation into sign stealing from the video room.[read more]

Source: Astros to interview Baker for manager
The Houston Astros will interview Dusty Baker for their open manager position next week, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.[read more]

Survey: Fans want Astros players punished too
More than half of MLB fans believe Astros players should have been penalized along with team management in the aftermath of the sign-stealing scandal, according to an online survey conducted on behalf of ESPN.[read more]

Darvish now asks: Were Astros stealing off me?
In the aftermath of the Astros' cheating scandal, a big question lingers for former Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who was rocked by Houston during the 2017 World Series: "Was I tipping [pitches], or were they stealing [signs]?"[read more]

Manager search a hot topic at Red Sox fan event
While Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy said no real progress has been made in the team's search for Alex Cora's replacement, fans at the team's winter carnival chanted "Hire Tek!" -- a nod to former captain Jason Varitek.[read more]

Astros' owner expects to hire manager by Feb. 3
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said Friday that he expects to hire a manager to replace AJ Hinch by Feb. 3. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's sign-stealing scandal.[read more]

Former Royals owner David Glass dies at 84
David Glass, who bought the Kansas City Royals in 2000, died last week at the age of 84, the team announced. Under Glass' ownership, the team reached the World Series in 2014 and won the title in 2015.[read more]

Rockies to retire Walker's jersey on April 19
The Rockies will retire Larry Walker's No. 33 jersey on April 19, joining Todd Helton (17) as the only players to be so honored by the team.[read more]

McDowell: La Russa put in sign-stealing system
Former White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell, who never played for Tony La Russa, said a camera-aided sign-stealing system was set up by the Hall of Fame manager prior to his being fired, and that was used after McDowell made his debut in 1987.[read more]

Source: Ineligible list ends at death for MLB bans
Major League Baseball has no hold on banned players after they die, a source told ESPN, which could be significant when it comes to Hall of Fame consideration for "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and others who were banned for life and have since died.[read more]