Major League Baseball has concluded its investigation into the Astros' sign-stealing, and it is not messing around when it comes to discipline.
Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch have each been suspended for one year, the league announced. In addition, MLB has fined the Astros $5 million and taken away their first- and second-round picks in both the 2020 and 2021 MLB Drafts.
MLB did not punish Cora as part of its release Monday, but the statement from commissioner Rob Manfred says the league will determine Cora's discipline after the conclusion of its investigation into allegations of the Red Sox stealing signs during the 2018 season.