Houston Astros manager and GM suspended, club fined $5 million in cheating scandal

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HOUSTON, Tex. (KBTX/AP) - Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow are suspended for the entire 2020 baseball season and the team is fined $5 million for sign-stealing in 2017 and 2018.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora, the Houston bench coach in 2017, will also face discipline.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan says an MLB investigation found the Astros stole signs by using a camera in the center field during the 2017 World Series.

Sources told ESPN the Astros will also lose their first and second-round draft picks for the 2020 and 2021 drafts.