Ex-Blue Jays Reliever Sues Astros in Sign-Stealing Scandal

Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger has sued the Houston Astros, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career.

  • Published 10 February 2020
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger has sued the Houston Astros, claiming their sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big league career. Bolsinger’s suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for interfering with and harming his career. He’s also asking that the Astros forfeit their nearly $30 million in postseason shares from their 2017 World Series title, with the…

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