Aroldis Chapman will possibly forever be linked with the Houston Astros cheating scandal after Jose Altuve’s pennant-winning, walk-off home run against the Yankees last postseason came off of him.
That was the same HR that led to speculation that Altuve was wearing a buzzer that tipped him about incoming pitches. Altuve could be seen protecting his shirt from being removed by his teammates.
His teammate, Carlos Correa, would later claim that Altuve was trying to protect a bad tattoo from being shown.
During the Yankees spring training camp, a fan got him to sign a cutout of a Astros trashcan with a “Houston Trashtros” logo on it.