The Red Sox will have to wait at least another week before learning the findings of Major League Baseball investigation into whether or not Boston stole signs during the 2018 season.
According to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, the can is continuing to be kicked further down the road. Citing sources he wrote:
“MLB is not expected to announce findings from its illegal sign-stealing investigation into the 2018 Red Sox this week, but the plan is before the regular season. Word is that the scheme was not as systemic or widespread as that of the Astros, thus, the penalties are not expected to be as severe.”
Sherman included that the Dodgers were assured by MLB that Mookie Betts and David Price, who were traded from the Red Sox, will not be facing any discipline, even though no players have faced discipline so far. Almost three weeks ago, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred expected the investigation to be complete within a week.
The Red Sox and manager Alex Cora parted company earlier in the offseason after it appeared apparent that Cora would face suspension for his role in the Astros, scandal. Boston players and staff have denied wrongdoing in Boston.