MLB drops hammer on Astros
The wait is finally over and MLB has dished out punishment to the Astros for their sign-stealing scandal during the 2017 season. ESPN's MLB insider, Jeff Passan, is reporting that A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow will both be suspended for 1 season.
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.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 13, 2020
The Astros will also be fined $5 million and will lose 4 draft picks.
Additionally, MLB will fine the Astros $5 million and take away their first- and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 13, 2020
No players will be punished according to Passan, and a punishment for Red Sox manager Alex Cora is expected to be announced soon. Below is more information about A.J. Hinch's knowledge of the scandal.