M.L.B. fined the team and Ariel Prieto, the coach who wore the watch, an undisclosed amount for violating rules on electronic devices, but said an investigation showed that the incident was a mistake.
Ariel Prieto, a coach and translator, was spotted wearing the device in the dugout during Arizona’s win in a wild card game on Wednesday, but the team said he had made an “honest mistake.”
The saga of the Apple Watch in Major League Baseball continues this week. During the NL Wild Card game on Wednesday, cameras captured Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto wearing an “illegal electronic device in the dugout,” which turned out to be an Apple Watch. MLB then launched an investigation, as noted by CBS Sports. more…
Officials at the MLB are definitely keen to remind teams that they aren't allowed to use wearable tech during games. The league has fined Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto for wearing his Apple Watch in the dugout during an October 4th game against the Colorado Rockies. Show More Summary
Major League Baseball announced Friday that it had completed its investigation of Diamondbacks coach/interpreter Ariel Prieto.
Ariel Prieto says the watch was on “airplane mode” and he didn’t use it for any illicit purpose.
Ariel Prieto, a coach and interpreter on Torey Lovullo’s staff, was pictured wearing the watch in the dugout during NL wild-card game. MLB was investigating the matter.