Yankees To Appeal Rakoff Order Unsealing Sign-Stealing Doc

By Zachary Zagger (June 15, 2020, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The New York Yankees and Major League Baseball said Monday they will appeal U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff's decision to unseal a 2017 letter concerning the league's investigation into alleged sign-stealing, as part of a suit by fantasy baseball contestants claiming they were duped by such cheating scandals.

The Yankees and MLB filed a notice of appeal following Judge Rakoff's ruling on Friday to unseal the letter, which was sent by league commissioner Rob Manfred to Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman.

While the Yankees have argued the release of the letter will cause the team "significant reputational injury," Judge Rakoff said access...

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