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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch watches during the second inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's sign-stealing during the Astros' run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.
Commissioner Rob Manfred strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora - the Astros bench coach in 2017 - will face equally or more severe punishment. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros.
The Red Sox are under investigation for sign stealing in Cora's first season as manager in 2018, when Boston won the title.
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