Astros manager Hinch, GM Luhnow fired for sign stealing

Astros' manager, general manager suspended for 2020 season for their role in sign-stealing scandal
Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 16:02:57-05

The Houston Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow Monday, after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for sign-stealing during the Astros' run to the 2017 World Series title.

Commissioner Rob Manfred strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face equal or more severe punishment.

Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros.

The Red Sox are under investigation for sign stealing in Cora's first season as manager in 2018, when Boston won the title.