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.
BREAKING: Per sources, MLB’s penalties for #Astros include:— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) January 13, 2020
*One-year suspensions for GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch.
*Losses of 1st and 2nd round draft picks in both 2020 and ‘21.
*A fine of $5M.
Full story and more context with @Ken_Rosenthal: https://t.co/xOCFHJGnTo
The Astros stole signs electronically through the 2017 postseason and into the 2018 regular season, Major League Baseball found in its nine-page report. https://t.co/xOCFHJGnTo— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) January 13, 2020
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.