Astros, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Former Players Apologize for Cheating Scandal

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Brad Wright
February 13, 2020 - 10:22 am

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) - The Houston Astros organization, along with Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve, publicly apologized for the sign-stealing scandal that has been the leading storyline for all of the MLB offseason. In mid-January, Major League Baseball concluded their investigation and punished the Astros for illegally stealing signs during their 2017 World Series championship season, and as a result, Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired.

"I am really sorry about the choices that were made by my team, by the organization and by me," said Bregman, who went on to say he hopes that the team can regain the trust of the fans.

Although Astros owner, Jim Crane, apologized for the cheating scandal in his January 13th press conference, until today, no current Astros players had apologized for the scandal. At the team's fan fest in late January, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman did speak about the scandal but only made comments about moving on "as a team."

Former players from the championship roster have apologized for what took place during the 2017 season. 

The first of the 2017 Houston Astros roster to offer an apology was pitcher, Dallas Keuchel. 

Marwin Gonzalez, who left the organization last offseason in free agency, expressed his remorse this week.

Former Astros hitting coach and current Toronto bean coach, Dave Hudgens, regrets that he "didn't do something more to stop that when it was actually happening."

Current Los Angeles Angels catcher, Max Stassi, apologized for his role in the sign-stealing.

Current Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Charlie Morton, regrets "not doing more to stop it."