Ex-Dodger: L.A. also cheated

Ever since the sign-stealing scandal broke, we've heard numerous accounts of teams other than the Astros that used cameras/technology to steal signs. This week, former Dodger and Astro Josh Reddick found himself in an argument on Twitter with a Dodgers' fan telling Reddick his ring doesn't count because the team cheated.

It didn't take long for Reddick to fire back, alluding to the fan that his precious Dodgers were cheating too, and he knows it took place because he was on the team in 2016 before joining the Astros.

Photo via: Josh Reddick Twitter/Screenshot

Be sure to check out the video above as we dive into Reddick's comments, and come to a realization of why the Astros went along with the sign-stealing Carlos Beltran brought over from the Yankees.

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The Houston Astros haven't counted on their catchers to deliver much offensive production in recent years, with defensive specialist Martin Maldonado being their primary catcher for the last few seasons. But top hitting prospect Yainer Diaz is making a case to get more playing time behind the plate and at first, based on his ability to swing the bat.

Until recently, he hasn't been able to get any meaningful playing time. Even David Hensley, who was optioned to Sugar Land a few weeks ago, has more plate appearances than Diaz this season.

So how does manager Dusty Baker find more opportunities for Diaz? Should he use him more often as a DH, along with getting time at first base and catcher?

And what does that mean for Jose Abreu, Martin Maldonado, and to a lesser extent, former first round pick and Sugar Land Space Cowboy catcher, Korey Lee?

Plus, considering how good the Astros outfielders have been this year, does the team need to grab another bat before the trade deadline?

Don't miss the video above as we break it all down!

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