• Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were both handed a year-long suspension from the league before getting fired by team owner Jim Crane.
  • Former Houston bench coach and current Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was also mentioned extensively in the MLB's findings.
  • Cora was credited with helping to initiate the scheme alongside players back when he was with the Astros, and he's accused of employing the same strategy in Boston.
  • The league will now shift its cheating investigation to the Red Sox's alleged sign-stealing during their World Series-winning season in 2018 Cora's first year at the helm.
  • If the evidence against Luhnow and Hinch resulted in a year-long suspension from the league, Cora's looming punishment promises to be considerably more severe.
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After a lengthy investigation, Major League Baseball has issued punishments for the Houston Astros' cheating scandal that rocked the league.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were both handed a year-long suspension from the league for their involvement in the team's illegal use of technology and garbage cans to steal signs during its World Series-winning season three years ago.

Luhnow and Hinch were subsequently fired by Astros owner Jim Crane, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan .

Passan also reported that Houston's sign-stealing extended into the postseason, according to the MLB's findings.

Former Astros bench coach and current Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was mentioned extensively in the MLB's findings. And if the evidence against Luhnow and Hinch resulted in a year-long suspension from the league, Cora's looming punishment promises to be considerably more severe.

Cora was credited with helping to initiate the scheme alongside players back when he was in Houston with the Astros. He is accused of employing the same strategy in Boston once he became the team's manager.

Cora is not the only current MLB manager implicated in Houston's use of cameras to steal signs. Carlos Beltran, who played for the Astros during the 2017 season, was involved in the team's cheating scandal before becoming the New York Mets' manager. However, since the MLB chose not to punish any players, Beltran is likely to avoid any significant repercussions.

The league will now shift its cheating investigation to the Red Sox's alleged sign-stealing during their World Series-winning season in 2018 Cora's first year at the helm. According to Passan, discipline for Cora "is going to be harsh."

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