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Results of investigation into Red Sox won’t be announced this week

Rob Manfred probe into the Red Sox remains ongoing.
Rob Manfred probe into the Red Sox remains ongoing.Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Major League Baseball’s investigation into the 2018 Red Sox will not be finished this week after all. An industry source told the Globe on Tuesday that the findings will not be announced until next week at the earliest.

Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Feb. 16 that his goal was to wrap up the inquiry by the end of this week. But unexpected delays related to scheduling have pushed that back.

The probe started six weeks ago after anonymous sources told The Athletic the Red Sox used live video to steal signs, then relayed the information to runners at second base.

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Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, Ian Kinsler, and J.D. Martinez are among the current and former Sox players who have denied that.

Red Sox principal owner John Henry, who also owns the Globe, and team president Sam Kennedy also said the team’s 2018 championship was won fairly.

Sox manager Ron Roenicke said earlier Tuesday that the team was eager to have the investigation finished.


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