Astros’ GM, Manager Fired After Receiving MLB Suspensions For Cheating

WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 13, 2020 - 3:15 pm
AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were fired by the team on Monday after receiving a one-year suspension by the MLB.

The team announced the firings after the two were suspended without pay, following an investigation by Major League Baseball that confirmed the team used technology to cheat during the World Series-winning 2017 season.

The Astros were also ordered to forfeit the first and second-round picks during the 2020 and 2021 MLB Drafts and was slapped with a $5 million fine.

Former Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, who was dismissed after making offensive comments towards a group of female reporters, has also been suspended for one year. Though he is not employed by the MLB currently, he will be unable to work in baseball during the one-year suspension period.

Luhnow and Hinch will begin their suspensions immediately, ending on the day after the 2020 World Series.