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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Didi Gregorius goes to great lengths to block Nats from stealing signs

Didi Gregorius

Didi Gregorius went to great lengths to try and prevent the Washington Nationals from stealing signs late in Monday night’s game.

The New York Yankees shortstop was concerned about Daniel Murphy relaying signs from second base to his batter at the plate in the 9th inning and acted accordingly. MASN showed that Gregorius was positioning himself in front of Murphy to block the Nats infielder from being able to see the signs from catcher Austin Romine to pitcher Aroldis Chapman.

With two outs, two on and two strikes on shortstop Trea Turner, Romine even came out to meet with Chapman and Gregorious to change up their signs. It worked as Turner flied out to end the game — a 4-2 win for the Yankees. Chapman was able to secure the save, thanks to a little help from Gregorius.

Maybe if MLB listened to the advice of former Yankee manager Joe Girardi, they wouldn’t have to worry about such things.

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