MLB players react to Astros scandal: What was said around the league at spring training

Matt Weyrich
NBC Sports Washington

The past four months have seen an MLB franchise win its first World Series, a free agent sign the largest contract ever for a pitcher and a premiere franchise on one coast trade its biggest star to a premiere franchise on the other.

Yet none of those stories have dominated headlines quite like the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, which has proved to have more layers than an onion as bits and pieces of the whole story have emerged through reporting and league investigations.

With pitchers and catchers from across MLB reporting to their respective spring training facilities this week, many players are speaking with the media for the first time since the details of the Astros' efforts to steal signs in real time using a hidden camera in center field throughout the 2017 and 2018 seasons emerged.

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Here are some of the comments players and coaches have made so far.

Pirates starter Joe Musgrove*

Twins infielder Marwin Gonzalez*

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez

Angels starter Andrew Heaney

Athletics manager Bob Melvin

Phillies reliever David Robertson

Yankees starter Luis Severino

Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow

Yankees manager Aaron Boone

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman*

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve*

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa*

Astros outfielder George Springer*

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman

Nationals starter Patick Corbin

* denotes player was on Astros' 2017 championship team

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