HOUSTON – The Houston Astros have been under fire since the controversial sign-stealing scheme came to light. Now, former general manager Jeff Luhnow is telling his side of the story.
Let’s take a look at how the scandal unfolded, and where the Astros stand today:
Dec. 11, 2019: MLB investigation on Astros widens
Major League Baseball interviewed almost 60 people and obtained about 76,000 electronic messages pertaining to allegations that the Astros broke the rules by using a television camera to steal signs. It’s actually pretty elaborate, read more here.
Jan. 7, 10:54 a.m.: MLB decision on Astros punishment said to be expected soon
MLB was expecting to have a decision soon on what punishment then-manager A.J. Hinch, then-general manager Jeff Luhnow and other members of the Astros front office would face. Sources said the organization could be hit with a very large fine.
Jan. 7, 6:12 p.m.: Boston Red Sox under investigation for similar sign-stealing scheme
The MLB said it would investigate allegations that the Red Sox illegally used their video replay room to steal signs between opposing pitchers and catchers during their 2018 World Series championship season.