Hinch reflects on Astros sign-stealing scam in return

HOUSTON (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch reflected on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal that cost him his job as the team’s manager in his return to Houston on Monday, saying it put a “cloud over the sport.” Hinch was suspended by Major League Commissioner Rob Manfred for a year and subsequently fired by owner Jim Crane for his role in the scheme that violated rules by using a television camera to steal catchers’ signs during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and again in the 2018 season.