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Friday, April 03, 2020

AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow suspensions fulfilled in 2020 even if MLB season canceled

Former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and ex-Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow will fulfill their one-season suspensions for the team’s sign-stealing scandal even if no baseball is played in 2020, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney on Thursday.

Hinch and Luhnow were given the one-year bans and subsequently fired in January following an investigation by Major League Baseball that confirmed the Astros had cheated by using a camera-based sign-stealing system during the regular season and playoffs of their World Series-winning 2017 season and during part of the 2018 regular season.

According to the wording from commissioner Rob Manfred’s decision, both punishments end “following the completion of the 2020 World Series.”

Sources told Olney that, because the suspensions are tied to the end of the 2020 postseason rather than a specific number of games, MLB will view Luhnow and Hinch as having served their discipline this year.

This isn’t going to backfire in the slightest at all…..

 

QLE Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:33 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: a.j. hinch, dirty rotten cheaters, jeff luhnow, suspensions

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Rangers announce seven roster cuts, suspension of LHP Yohander Mendez

Jumping ahead in this:

General manager Jon Daniels announced Wednesday the club has indefinitely suspended pitcher Yohander Mendez for a breach of his contract.

Daniels said Mendez sought unauthorized outside medical care with someone who was not on the Rangers’ approved medical practitioners list. When asked to elaborate, Daniels declined.

The suspension represents a second marred spring for Mendez—he sustained an elbow injury last spring that kept him out until early September. In just under five innings in 2019, Mendez posted a 5.79 ERA with eight strikeouts.

 

QLE Posted: March 12, 2020 at 01:28 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: medical, suspensions, yohander mendez

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Diamondbacks’ Domingo Leyba receives 80-game drug suspension

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba was suspended for 80 games on Friday following a positive test under Major League Baseball’s drug program.

Leyba tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Boldenone, an anabolic steroid.

“We were disappointed to learn of this news and hope that Domingo will take the time away from the game to reflect on his actions and learn from his mistakes,” the Diamondbacks said in a statement.

The 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic hit .280 with five RBIs in 21 games with the Diamondbacks last year and batted .300 with 19 homers and 77 RBIs in 112 games at Reno of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. He is considered one of Arizona’s top prospects and was 4 for 16 with a home run during spring training this year.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 07, 2020 at 01:14 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: domingo leyba, peds, suspensions

 

 

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