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MLB levies suspensions, fines, and strips draft picks from Astros in cheating scandal fallout

If you’ve somehow missed it, the Astros punishment for technologically enhanced sign-stealing is in, and it’s one of the steepest punishments an organization has received for in-game misconduct in many years.

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.

Full story and more context with @EvanDrellich:— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 13, 2020

Per Jayson Stark, only Pete Rose and Leo Durocher have received suspensions of this length or longer as managers.