June 23, 2021

Hinch, Luhnow fired as MLB report reveals details of Astros sign-stealing (The Athletic)

Major League Baseball revealed the extent of the Astros’ cheating on Monday and Astros owner Jim Crane took his own action, firing manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow.

“Neither one of those guys implemented this or pushed it through the system, it really came from the bottom up,” Crane said. “But neither one did anything about it. That’s unfortunate and the consequences are severe.”

The Astros stole signs electronically through the 2017 World Series and into the 2018 regular season, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday in a nine-page report. That document contains the findings of a two-month investigation into the team that led to heavy disciplinary action, including one-year suspensions for Luhnow and Hinch, which they will not be serving with the Astros.

“The Astros continued to both utilize the replay review room and the monitor located next to the dugout to decode signs for the remainder of the…

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