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Brewers On Deck: Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun address sign stealing

The topic of the offseason is among the first questions asked at this year’s On Deck

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Now that teams across the league are holding their pre-season fan fests, we’re getting a lot of reaction to the Houston Astros’ electronic sign-stealing scandal. Considering the Brewers have occasionally been mentioned as being involved in something similar, it was naturally a topic of discussion when reporters met with players at the start of the event.

Christian Yelich was waiting for the question, responding with a smile and a “there it is” when the topic came up, says the Brewers haven’t done anything as long as he’s been in Milwaukee.

Yelich added that suspicion about any team’s accomplishments is why the scandal is bad for a game as a whole.

While Yelich said the Brewers aren’t involved in anything like what the Astros were caught doing, Ryan Braun took this a step further.

There is, of course, nothing wrong with trying to steal signs from second base, but Braun claims that hasn’t been going on, either.

Of course, when it comes to public denials of wrongdoing, Braun has a, uh, sketchy history.

Stay tuned for more updates from Brewers On Deck throughout the day.