But, Altuve is working to clear his name ... flat-out saying all that talk is BS, via his agent Scott Boras.
“Jose Altuve called me and said he wants it known that he has never, ever worn an electronic device in a major league game -- ever," Boras told Sports Illustrated.
"He never received any form -- of a trigger or any information -- via an electronic product that was on his body or in his uniform. He has never worn any electronic device. Ever.”
Worth noting -- at the time, Altuve claimed he didn't want to go shirtless because he's a modest guy and his wife preferred he kept his uni on.
Of course, the Astros have been under fire since the MLB announced the findings of its investigation into sign-stealing claims ... with Alex Cora, Carlos Beltran, A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow all losing their jobs.
While the investigation determined there was a complex sign-stealing system in place with the Astros ... the MLB determined there was no proof players were wearing any sort of buzzers.