Jose Altuve is VEHEMENTLY denying he ever wore any sort of device to steal signs … saying he wasn’t electronically tipped off before his ALCS-winning home run — or EVER.
Video of Altuve begging his teammates not to rip his jersey off after sealing the pennant in 2019 has gone viral … with fans speculating he had a buzzer strapped to him to cheat.
“Jose Altuve called me and said he wants it known that he has never, ever worn an electronic device in a major league game — ever,” Boras told Sports Illustrated.
“He never received any form — of a trigger or any information — via an electronic product that was on his body or in his uniform. He has never worn any electronic device. Ever.”
Worth noting — at the time, Altuve claimed he didn’t want to go shirtless because he’s a modest guy and his wife preferred he kept his uni on.
Of course, the Astros have been under fire since the MLB announced the findings of its investigation into sign-stealing claims … with Alex Cora, Carlos Beltran, A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow all losing their jobs.
While the investigation determined there was a complex sign-stealing system in place with the Astros … the MLB determined there was no proof players were wearing any sort of buzzers.