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Astros fire manager AJ Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow after MLB suspensions for sign stealing

Posted at 1:14 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 15:15:18-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Astros fire manager AJ Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow after MLB suspensions for sign stealing. The team was fined $5 million for sign stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred a strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face discipline.

Manfred said Cora developed the sign stealing system used by the Astros. Houston also will forfeit its next two first- and second-round draft picks.