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.
Very interesting information on A.J. Hinch's knowledge and feelings on the Astros' sign-stealing process from MLB's report: pic.twitter.com/JuEGYtX8Cq— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 13, 2020