Miami Marlins CEO and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter is the latest big name to weigh in on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. The newly elected Baseball Hall of Famer spoke out strongly against Houston's cheating, saying it damaged baseball.
"It's unfortunate, it's a black eye for the sport, I mean that's the bottom line," Jeter told reporters on Monday at the Marlins' spring training facility in Florida.
Last month, Houston was hit with penalties stemming from the sign-stealing scandal. The league's discipline included suspensions for manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (both were later fired) and other penalties. However, MLBcommissioner Rob Manfred said that the league will not be vacating the Astros 2017 championship as a punishment and no players were penalized.