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
BREAKING: Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one year after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season, sources familiar with the punishment tell ESPN.
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No players have been named as receiving punishment in this decision. We will continue to update this story as we have more information.