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Astros, Red Sox look ahead after scandal

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, center, is interviewed by the media during the baseball team's FanFest, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. Astros' Kyle Tucker, right, looks on. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme.

The Astros and Red Sox held their annual fan fests on Saturday, and instead of discussing preparations for the season, players from both teams were left to answer questions about the cheating that resulted in both teams' managers being fired.

“It's a tough situation and as a team we have to stay together and go through this as a team like we've been doing, always,” Houston star second baseman José Altuve said. “We have to talk about it at spring training and try not to let things in the past distract us for for next year.”

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