As the fallout from the Houston Astros' ever-expanding sign-stealing scandal continues, some players are candidly speaking their minds, and none have been quite as blunt as Cleveland Indians starter Mike Clevinger.
The right-hander took to Twitter on Thursday to declare Houston's method of cheating as "worse than steroids."
"I'd rather you take steroids all you want while I work hard and you not know what I'm throwing," Clevinger added. "I'd rather Sammy Sosa hit without knowledge of what's coming than your MLB average knowing."
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood also shared this perspective on the matter.
Clevinger also took aim at the players, specifically, insisting they should be ashamed of themselves and embarrassed to face their opponents going forward.
While every Astros matchup during the 2020 campaign will be monitored under intense scrutiny, none may be more compelling than the first meeting between Houston and Clevinger's Indians at the end of June in Cleveland.