MLB drops hammer on Astros


Astros Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch
Composite photo by Jack Brame

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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GM Nick Caserio is trading for Bengals running back Joe Mixon. Composite Getty Image.

After the Houston Texans missed out on signing one of the top running backs in free agency on Monday, GM Nick Caserio has made a trade.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Texans are acquiring 2021 Pro Bowler Joe Mixon from the Bengals.

Mixon will play this year at 28-years old after spending 7 seasons with the Bengals. Mixon rushed for 1,034 yards in 2023, with 9 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 52 passes for 376 yards and 3 TDs last year.

Mixon has rushed for over 1,000 yards four times in his career.

After losing Devin Singletary to the Giants on Monday, the Texans knew they add to add another running back to the roster. Mixon will now join Dameon Pierce in Houston's backfield.

Many believed the Texans would make a big splash by signing Saquon Barkely or Josh Jacobs in free agency. But both backs agreed to huge deals on Monday. Jacobs signed a 4-year, $48 million deal with the Packers, and Barkley agreed to a 3-year, $37,750 million contract with the Eagles.

Instead, the Texans will pay Mixon, who is in the final year of his contract, $5.75 million in 2024.

We will update the compensation for the trade when that information becomes available.

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