Ex-GM Says Astros Scapegoated Him In Sign-Stealing Scandal

Law360 (November 9, 2020, 6:09 PM EST) -- Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who was fired in connection with the team's sign-stealing scandal, filed a breach of contract suit in state court Monday seeking at least $22 million and accusing the club of using him as a scapegoat to resolve the MLB's investigation.

In his lawsuit, Luhnow accuses Astros owner Jim Crane of negotiating penalties with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred to allow the team to keep its 2017 World Series championship title and publicly exonerate Crane, while blaming Luhnow for the electronic sign-stealing scheme.

Luhnow, along with field manager A.J. Hinch, was fired by the Astros in...

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