New signs a must for Rays in Game 4
After White Sox run wild, Maddon puts Navarro in charge
CHICAGO -- When asked about the aggressive play of the White Sox in Game 3 when they stole three bases, Rays manager Joe Maddon raised the question of whether White Sox runners had a little edge.
Juan Uribe and Brian Anderson also had steals, and, as Maddon pointed out, both came when Matt Garza threw curveballs on a day when he threw primarily fastballs.
"Just curious," Maddon said. "I mean, everybody is welcome to, everybody is entitled to steal signs, that's how the game works.
"... With a runner at first base. There's different ways of [stealing signs and relaying the information to the baserunner], and it's just a matter of where it's coming from. Maybe they got lucky, I don't know."
Maddon said the Rays will likely deliver their signals in a different manner for Game 4, and that duty will fall to catcher Dioner Navarro and not the Rays' bench.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.