Sale thought that someone at Comerica Park in Detroit was stealing signs and relaying them to Tigers’ batters.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Detroit’s 6-1 victory Wednesday that it was "a little weak" for Sale to hit Martinez with a pitch in the sixth inning.
"I know Chris is not weak. I know that," Ventura said, according to MLB.com. "I know if anything, he's not weak and we don't do weak things. And Chris doesn't do weak things. [Ausmus] should probably worry about his own team and investigate a little more in his own team. Don't worry about my team.”
Ventura said he was done talking about the issue when asked if the incident will carry into next season.
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