Hinch, GM fired for Astros sign stealing after MLB bans pair

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch talks to the media during a news conference for baseball's World Series, in Houston. Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire season Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and the team was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face punishment later. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros.