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Hot Stove Lunch: Red Sox to learn their fate soon

At the close of the owners' meetings in Orlando on Thursday, commissioner Rob Manfred indicated that Major League Baseball was getting closer to wrapping up its investigation of the Red Sox' 2018 sign-stealing scandal.

"I'm hopeful I can get (the) Boston (investigation) done before the camps open,'' Manfred told reporters. "I'd like to have this over. Investigations are funny. You think you know what the timeline is, but that's a day-to-day prediction.''

It stands to reason that everyone involved -- MLB, the Red Sox themselves -- would like things done ASAP. Until findings and discipline are announced, they'll continue to hang over the sport, and in particular, the Red Sox themselves.