Houston Astros hit hard during spring training

Seven Astros players have been hit by a pitch in six spring training games and manager Dusty Baker asked the league to be on the lookout for possible retaliation after the sign-stealing investigation.
2:17 | 02/28/20

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Thank you, Paula. The Houston Astros. Yes, more fallout in the wake of that major league baseball cheating scandal. The former world series winning team, well, they're being hit, literally in spring training. Janai Norman is here with the story this morning. Look, they were warned it might come and they're being hit more than any other team. There's all this news about this huge cheating scandal which you know about. Then even before the preseason you had several pitchers saying Astros players should be prepared to pay in the batter's box. Well now you have players being hit by pitch answer some are asking if this is the retaliation. Breaking bad. Off-speed pitch that got away. Left shoulder blade. Obviously going to cause a stir. Reporter: Marking the seventh time an Astros player had been hit in five spring training games. This following a league investigation that found the Astros used an outfield camera to steal catcher's signs in 2017 to gain an upper hand in the batter's box. Before spring training even began, Astros manager dusty baker asking the league to be on the lookout for possible retaliation from opposing pitchers. I'm depending on the league to try to put a stop to, you know, the seemingly, you know, premeditated retaliation. I'm just hoping that the league puts a stop to this before somebody gets hurt. Reporter: ESPN reporting that MLB commissioner rob Manfred warned managers around the league against any forms of vigilante justice and while cardinals players have been hit by pitches more during the preseason, the Astros' reception at spring training has been less than warm. But the Astros maintain they will not let the outside noise affect their play. The nonsense and all the stuff we're listen to, distractions that we won't let distract us on the field. We will play together as a team. Reporter: So the players not getting the best reception but right now it's still only spring training. The regular season starts in a not all the hits looked as bad as that one in the back. One was in the foot. Maybe it's not retaliation. I hope I speak for everyone. We hope the Astros are okay. Absolutely. Yes.

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