Manfred: Investigation ongoing in data breach

Commissioner says no timetable set for possible discipline of Cardinals

July 21st, 2016

ST. LOUIS -- Commissioner Rob Manfred, in his first comment on the issue since former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa was sentenced on Monday, said Major League Baseball's investigation is ongoing and that there is no timetable for any potential discipline.

"It's difficult to discipline either players or clubs," Manfred said to assembled media at Joe Torre's Safe At Home Foundation Golf and Tennis Classic on Thursday in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. "We've had situations where that is necessary. We're going to get to the bottom of the Houston-St. Louis situation, and we'll take appropriate action when we have all of the facts."

Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer in January. Correa illegally accessed the Astros' player personnel database and email system 60 times between March 2013 and June 2014, according to Astros general counsel Giles Kibbe. Federal prosecutors stated Correa's actions cost the Astros $1.7 million. The Cardinals dismissed Correa in July 2015, when the allegations initially came to light.

"As we did with the government during its investigation, we intend to fully cooperate with the Commissioner's Office in connection with its investigation so that this matter can finally be resolved," Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement Monday.