Updated at 4:49 p.m. ET The owner of the Houston Astros announced Monday that he is dismissing the baseball team's general manager, Jeff Luhnow, and manager, A.J. Hinch, over an elaborate sign-stealing scheme during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Shortly before owner Jim Crane's announcement, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred had said the league was suspending Luhnow and Hinch for the 2020 season without pay. "Today is a very difficult day for the Houston Astros," Crane said at a news conference at Houston's Minute Maid Park. "We accept the decisions and findings and penalties." He said dismissing Luhnow and Hinch was "going above and beyond the MLB's penalty," adding that "we need to move forward with a clean slate." The league also...
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Houston Astros Dismiss Team Manager, General Manager Over Sign-Stealing Scandal