Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has joined the chorus blasting the Houston Astros over their sign-stealing scandal, telling reporters “every single guy over there needs a beating.”
Markakis did not elaborate on what would constitute a “beating.”
At least two pitchers have indicated that they would at least consider throwing at Astros batters, and William Hill sportsbook set an over/under of 83.5 for Houston hit-by-pitches in 2020, a number that would rank as one of the 10 highest in the previous five seasons.
Markakis also said the Astros’ actions were “damaging to baseball.”
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