Houston Astros: MLB Sentences Team For Theft Of Electronic Signs

<pre><pre>Houston Astros: MLB Sentences Team For Theft Of Electronic Signs

The Astros defeated the Dodgers and won their first World Series in 2017

Jeff Luhnow, general manager of Houston Astros, and AJ Hinch, manager, were fired after being suspended for a year from Major League Baseball for their role in sign theft during the 2017 season in which they won the World Series were.

The MLB had investigated claims that the team illegally used a camera to steal catchers' signs from jugs.

Former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers and three anonymous sources reported to The Athletic in November that the Astros used an out-of-field camera at home games.

The Astros were fined $ 5 million, the highest allowable amount. They have forfeited their first and second draft picks for 2020 and 2021.

At a press conference, Astros owner Jim Crane confirmed the layoffs of Luhnow and Hinch.

According to the verdict, the investigation found "absolutely no evidence" that Crane was aware of any behavior by the team.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who coached Houston in 2017, is also mentioned in the report and could face a ban.

In addition, according to a second report by The Athletic, MLB is investigating claims that the Red Sox used video replay during the 2018 season in which the World Series won to steal signs from catchers