MLB deals monumental penalties to Astros

Breaking: Astros sign-stealing punishments announced, suspensions for Luhnow and Hinch, loss of draft picks

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On Monday afternoon, the MLB announced the penalties associated with its investigation into the 2017 sign-stealing scandal that surfaced in November of 2019. The penalties reported are:

  • 1-year suspension for GM Jeff Luhnow
  • 1-year suspension for Manager A.J. Hinch
  • Loss of 2020 and 2021 first and second-round draft picks
  • Fine of $5 million
No players have been named as receiving punishment in this decision. We will continue to update this story as we have more information.

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Former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow recently addressed the allegations at the center of the Astros cheating scandal. Be sure to watch the video to find out why Luhnow was careful not to go into specifics about other MLB teams and their involvement in similar activities.

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