Hinch, Luhnow receive 1-year bans for Astros' sign-stealing

AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow
Posted at 1:11 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 14:28:29-05

HOUSTON — Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow have each received one-year suspensions from Major League Baseball in connection with the team's cheating allegations.

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred came down hard on the team for illegally stealing signs during its World Series championship team in 2017.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich report the team will lose both its first and second round picks in the 2020 and 2021 draft and a fine of more than $5 million.

The Astros are the parent team for the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League.

We'll have more on this breaking story as it emerges.