J.D. Martinez: Investigation will show 2018 Red Sox did nothing wrong
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J.D. Martinez doesn't want the Boston Red Sox lumped into the same category as the Houston Astros.

The 2018 World Series champion Red Sox are currently under investigation for sign-stealing after the 2017 champion Astros were recently punished for their part in the MLB cheating scandal.

Martinez, a key piece of the 2018 Red Sox, is adamant that the accusations against the team are baseless.

"It sucks," Martinez said, according to MassLive's Chris Cotillo. "I'm just excited for the investigation to be over ... just so they can see that there was nothing going on here."

When asked if MLB would find the Red Sox did nothing wrong, Martinez replied, "I believe that. Yes."

The league found the Astros used video technology to illegally steal signs during the 2017 season en route to winning the World Series title.

Former Astros bench coach Alex Cora, who was hired as Boston's manager the following year, is said to have been the mastermind behind Houston's scheme. The Red Sox then won the World Series under Cora's guidance in 2018, but the team and manager parted ways in recent days as the investigation continued.

Oakland Athletics right-hander Mike Fiers, one of the chief whistle-blowers who brought Houston's scheme to light, remains friends with Martinez from their days as college teammates.

"I wish him the best with everything," Martinez said of Fiers. "I talked about it with him. He obviously felt like he needed to (reveal the Astros' scheme) and I understand it."

Martinez is not the only member of the Red Sox to address the sign-stealing controversy. Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts recently said the scandal does not taint Boston's championship.

J.D. Martinez: Investigation will show 2018 Red Sox did nothing wrong
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