BREAKING: Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended for one year after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season, sources familiar with the punishment tell ESPN.
So there we have it. AJ Hinch gets a one-year suspension along with GM Jeff Luhnow for the Houston Astros using a camera and garbage can to relay the pitches that were coming during the 2017 season. As expected, no players have been disciplined, including Carlos Beltran, who is now a manager.
This isn’t the end of the punishments, as we are expecting harsh penalties to be brought down on Alex Cora for his role in 2017 as an Astros coach and 2018 as the Red Sox manager. Some people thought Cora would get off free because he left the team, but it looks like he played a big role.