Hinch, Luhnow Fired for Astros’ Sign Stealing
HOUSTON (AP) – Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow have been fired after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during the Astros’ run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.
Commissioner Rob Manfred strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora – the Astros bench coach in 2017 – will face equally 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.