The Houston Astros sign-stealing controversy rocked Major League Baseball over the past three months, already becoming one of the sport’s most famous scandals.
Punishments came Monday and they were just as harsh, as Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were each suspended for the 2020 season. The team was additionally fined $5 million, the maximum allowable fine, and they were dinged their first- and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.
There will still be more to come, however, as Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora played a big part in the sign-stealing scheme.