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MLB expands Astros’ probe

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons.

After the conclusion of owners meetings, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate” the Astros situation as thoroughly as humanly possible. The probe includes the team’s firing of an assistant general manager during the World Series for clubhouse comments directed at female reporters, behavior the club at first accused Sports Illustrated of fabricating.

Manfred has said for now the Astros are the only team being investigated for cheating allegations.

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