Astros' Luhnow & Hinch Suspended For The Season Over Sign Stealing Case


Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one season over the sign stealing case.

In addition, ESPN reports that MLB will fine the Astros $5 million and take away their first- and second-round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts.

No players were disciplined by MLB in the investigation.

ESPN also reports that the Red Sox manager Alex Cora will also be disciplined after MLB completes its investigation into the Red Sox's alleged use of the video replay room to steal signs during the 2018 season.

Commissioner Rob Manfred said Hinch was aware of the system but did not bring it to the attention of Luhnow. The GM told MLB he was unaware of the system but Manfred held him accountable for the team's actions.

MLB's investigation found that Astros owner Jim Crane was unaware of the sign-stealing activities by his team.