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MLB: Red Sox Used Apple Watch to Steal Yankees' Signals

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Sept. 3, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017 06:50 PM

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry has gone digital.

According to the New York Times, investigators for Major League Baseball have determined the Boston Red Sox — in first place in the American League East — used an Apple Watch as part of a scheme to steal signals from opponents' catchers in games against the the second-place Yankees and other teams.

The Yankees' general manager, Brian Cashman, filed a complaint with the commissioner's office some two weeks ago that included video the Yankees shot of the Red Sox dugout during a three-game series in Boston last month, the Times reported.

The Yankees charged the video showed a Red Sox trainer looking at his Apple Watch in the dugout and then relaying a message to players, who may have used the intel to know what pitch was coming down the pike, the Times reported.

MLB investigators corroborated the Yankees' claims based on video the commissioner's office uses for instant replay and broadcasts, the Times reported, citing unnamed sources.

According to the Times, the Red Sox fessed up when confronted by the commissioner's office.

They also filed their own complaint Tuesday against the Bronx Bombers, claiming the team uses a camera from its YES television network exclusively to steal signs during games, the Times reported.

There was no word on what, if any, penalties would be issued, or how Commissioner Rob Manfred will proceed with the Bosox countercomplaint, the Times reported.

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