Update: Astros Manager And GM Fired For Cheating
Update: After the initial suspensions were handed down, both Hinch and Luhnow were fired from the organization.
Original Story: The Houston Astros dynasty is in question after Major League Baseball has handed down one of the biggest penalties in sports history.
ESPN reports that the league office will be suspending Houston Manager AJ Hinch, and General Manager Jeff Luhnow one year each for their roles in a World Series cheating scandal.
Here's more from ESPN's report:
"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, it was announced Monday.
Additionally, MLB will fine the Astros $5 million and take away their first- and second-round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts.
MLB said in its statement that if Luhnow or Hinch "engage in any future material violations" of MLB rules, they will be placed on the league's permanently ineligible list.
No players were disciplined by MLB in the Astros' investigation. While Mets manager Carlos Beltran was part of it, he was a player at the time and thus was not suspended."