MLB drops hammer on Astros

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Astros Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch
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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.


The Astros will also be fined $5 million and will lose 4 draft picks.

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.

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