Catcher keeps watchful eye for stolen signs

NEW YORK -- Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba said Thursday that he thought the Yankees might be stealing signs and that's what prompted his exchange with Andruw Jones in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 12-4 Yankees win.

Torrealba said he saw something and so did the middle infielders, prompting a visit to the mound in that inning. He also said it wasn't a big deal. Manager Ron Washington agreed, saying that it's "no secret" that guys are trying to steal signs, adding that he didn't think it was a story.

"We could all be wrong, but we could all be right, so I decided to say something," Torrealba said. "I don't take it personally. I don't take any credit away from them. I don't even think they needed to do that. We were making a lot of bad pitches, and they hit a lot of mistakes."

Jones wasn't happy that Torrealba accused him of stealing signs.

"I certainly didn't appreciate it that much," Jones told New York reporters.