Complete list of players to stand up for Astros during sign-stealing scandal

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Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds
CINCINNATI, OHIO – MAY 04: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds walks back to the dugout after striking out in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Great American Ball Park on May 04, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

3. Joey Votto

Joey Votto is a first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. He made a statement in 2021 suggesting that he doesn’t believe the Astros were the only team cheating.

"“Yeah, yeah, there’s no question about it. The idea that they (the Astros) were the only one doing something wrong just baffles me.” – Joey Votto, via Sporting News"

Votto further stated that he’s been offered information against teams that could’ve given him advantages in games but declined the offers. He seems to be confident that other teams across the league cheat, and it would be more unlikely they didn’t in any way.

Votto first made his MLB debut in 2007 and has had some trouble in the media in the past. Last season, he was suspended for arguing with a home plate umpire after a strikeout. He was suspended for two games initially, but that was later brought down to just one game.

He is known for being outspoken and sometimes controversial, but he shared some good thoughts about the Astros cheating scandal.