Breaking: MLB Places Penalties on Astros. Luhnow and Hinch Suspended.
BREAKING: The MLB has appeared to have reached a decision on the penalties for the Houston Astros. The Astros will face multiple citations following MLB investigation into allegations that they used technology to cheat during 2017 World Series run.
The Penalties are as followed:
-The MLB have placed a one-year suspension on both Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow and clubs manager AJ Hinch.
-Houston will Lose their 1st and 2nd round draft picks in both 2020 and ‘21.
-The MLB has also placed a fine of $5 Million dollars on the organization.
During the in-depth investigation of the Houston organization. It was found that the Astros continued to use the replay review room to decode signs even after Rob Manfred address the league with a memorandum. Houston reportedly continued to go against the MLB commissioner’s request for the remainder of the regular season, and into the 2017 post season.
The status of the 2017 World Series Championship still belongs to Houston for now, but all could change in the near future. With the suspensions of Luhnow and Hinch, the culture of the defending American League champions will look completely different heading into the spring.
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