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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