Tensions ran high during Sunday’s Rangers-Tigers game when Sam Dyson and the Rangers accused Miguel Cabrera of stealing signs.
After Cabrera hit a double off Rangers reliever Sam Dyson in the seventh inning, the two exchanged some words. Dyson accused Cabrera of stealing signs, and the Tigers slugger wasn’t having any of it.
Miguel Cabrera doesn't appear to be a big Sam Dyson fan… pic.twitter.com/iFjabM1MwS
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Dyson said all he told Cabrera was “you’re too smart for that”. Cabrera didn’t talk to reporters after the game.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, however, denied Cabrera was stealing signs per Detroit Free Press.
“Miggy wasn’t stealing signs. If he was stealing signs, he certainly wouldn’t be that blatant about it,” Ausmus said. “Miggy was just trying to let the bench know that (Dyson) has a change-up – that was all it was. It was a misunderstanding. He wasn’t stealing signs. I just think Dyson, for some reason, thought he was.”
Sign-stealing or not, it didn’t help Detroit as they fell to Texas 5-2. Sunday’s game wrapped up their three-game series and the two teams won’t face off again until August.
Still, in baseball there’s always a chance bad blood could carry over months later. We’ve told you before, you won’t like Miggy when he’s angry.