I wouldn't expect the lawsuits against the Astros and owner Jim Crane to go away anytime soon. After an MLB investigation leads to relatively light penalties, the team's players and former employees are making life difficult for the Houston franchise. Most recently, former general manager Jeff Luhnow sued the team by claiming the league had protected its players and made them the scapegoat.
And now a former Dodgers and Blue Jays pitcher is using Luhnow's case to bolster his own lawsuit. Mike Bolsinger had previously filed a lawsuit against Astros owner Jim Carne in February this year over the cheating scandal that came to light. Bolsinger alleged that the Astros who crushed him in the 2017 playoffs made it impossible for him to get a job in the MLB.
Now, Bolsinger's lawyers use Luhnow's lawsuit as a means of advancing their case. They referred to Luhnow's claims that Jim Crane was in fact aware of the scandal and hoped to use it to get the court to continue the trial. A hearing in the Bolsinger case is scheduled for February 1.
Bolsinger pitched for the Dodgers in 2015 and 2016, but that was in 2017 when he faced the Astros with Toronto. In his 2 appearances against Houston that year, Bolsinger allowed 8 earned runs in 5.2 innings and gave up 3 homers. He hasn't played in the MLB since that last appearance against the Astros in August 2017.
Bolsinger spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball.
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