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Update: Astros fire GM Jeff Luhnow, manager A.J. Hinch over sign-stealing scandal

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch have been fired after a Major League Baseball investigation held them responsible for illegally stealing signs during the team’s 2017 World Series run. Astros owner Jim Crane announced the dismissals an hour after each were suspended for one year for their roles in a sign-stealing scandal that also will cost the Astros their top two picks in the next two drafts and a $5 million fine.

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the punishments Monday, then Crane followed by dismissing the GM and manager that won the franchise its first World Series.