A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow Suspensions Will Count Even If No Season Is Played


If there is a scenario where no baseball is played in 2020, both A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow will be eligible to return to the majors in 2021according to Buster Olney from ESPN. Hinch and Luhnow were let go by the Astros as a result of the sign stealing scandal.

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.

Had commissioner Rob Manfred suspended Hinch and Luhnow for 120 games or any specific number of games, the two men may have had to wait until actual games were played. Instead, the two were suspended “following the completion of the 2020 World Series.” If no season takes place, MLB will view 2020 as time served for Hinch and Luhnow.

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