David Price's comments a good sign for Red Sox amid MLB investigation

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

It sure seems like the Boston Red Sox' alleged misdeeds weren't in the same category as the Houston Astros'.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price was the latest former member of the 2018 Red Sox to claim Boston's innocence Friday amid Major League Baseball's investigation into the team for using a video replay room to illegally relay signs during its 2018 World Series campaign.

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Several current Red Sox players -- including designated hitter J.D. Martinez, third baseman Rafael Devers and outfielder Andrew Benintendi -- have insisted the 2018 Sox did nothing wrong.

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Skeptics may view those stances as obvious. But Price, who is on a different team in a different league after he was traded to the Dodgers in the Mookie Betts blockbuster, no longer has a real incentive to cover up any Red Sox sign-stealing plot.

If Price thought Boston would be punished, he likely would have at least hinted at it Friday. That he didn't suggests MLB won't unearth anything groundbreaking here.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman shared a similar sentiment Friday morning, adding that the investigation is expected to conclude by the end of February.

The key revelation out of the investigation will be the punishment of ex-Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who was involved in the Astros' 2017 sign-stealing scandal that resulted in year-long bans for A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow but still hasn't received his discipline while MLB investigates his involvement in the Red Sox' illegal activities.

Boston named Ron Roenicke its interim manager earlier this week.

David Price's comments a good sign for Red Sox amid MLB investigation originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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