The Astros on Monday said they were firing both manager A.J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow for their roles in the scandal after Major League Baseball imposed one-year bans on each.

In its judgment on Monday, the league said Cora had arranged for the installation of a monitor showing centerfield camera shots, giving players the ability to decipher the signs and alert batters.

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The Red Sox said it would not be possible for Cora to remain with the team given the league's findings.

"This is a sad day for us," Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and CEO Sam Kennedy said in a statement.

"Alex is a special person and a beloved member of the Red Sox. We are grateful for his impact on our franchise." (Reporting By Amy Tennery; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

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