Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are putting their heads together to determine how to handle the latest scandal related to the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme.
The two sides are considering an array of new rules to limit the use of technology in games, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN. The ideas being considered reportedly include an outright ban on in-game video or limiting the available video to exclude that day's game.
The league and MLBPA will almost definitely agree to add a rule mandating suspensions for everyone who uses technology to cheat, including players, sources told Passan.
New rules governing the use of technology in games are apparently expected to be announced prior to spring training. Pitchers and catchers begin officially reporting for camp Feb. 10.
Passan's report comes in the wake of new conspiracy theories that the Astros - and specifically Jose Altuve - used wearable technology as recently as the 2019 American League Championship Series to steal and relay signs. Altuve was quick to deny the allegations.