Stealing signs? Girardi offers theory

BY foxsports • July 16, 2011

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is offering up a new twist in the sign-stealing saga between his team and the Blue Jays, suggesting Toronto ''could be'' using devious means to acquire information from their rivals.

New York catcher Russell Martin said Thursday he suspected the Blue Jays were relaying information from second base to the batter during Toronto's 16-7 victory that started with an eight-run outburst in the first inning.

Girardi said Friday he has no problem with players and coaches trying to steal signs, and it's up to the defense to protect them. But Girardi suggested Saturday the Blue Jays were doing more than peeking in from the basepaths.

Girardi says: ''If you feel it's coming from somewhere else besides a player on the field, I do have issues with that.''

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