Breaking news: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has tweeted out the punishment handed down by MLB to the Astros organization.
BREAKING: Per sources, MLB’s penalties for #Astros include:
*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.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 13, 2020
Astros manager AJ Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow will be suspended for a year.
Additionally, the organization will lose first and second round draft picks in both 2020 and 2021 and will be fined $5M.
No players were punished however, but the Alex Cora part is damning. ESPN’s Jeff Passan expands.
No players were disciplined by Major League Baseball 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.
Discipline for Red Sox manager Alex Cora is coming. It is going to be harsh, per sources.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 13, 2020
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