“Yeah, I’ve seen that video,” Chapman said Thursday morning, through an interpreter, at George M. Steinbrenner Field. “I think a lot of people have seen that video. It’s a popular video right now. And yeah, if you look at his actions, they look a little suspicious. But at the end of the day, I just don’t know” (whether Altuve illegally knew what pitch was coming).”

Despite the questions about what Altuve knew and when he knew it, Chapman wouldn’t back off from his share of what transpired that Saturday night in downtown Houston.

“At the end of the day, like I did before, I assume responsibility for how the events developed,” Chapman said. “I gave up the homer and we lost, and that’s the bottom line. I was the pitcher on the mound. I was the guy facing Altuve.”