Cardinals fire scouting director, hacking controversy continues

ST. LOUIS (KFVS) - The St. Louis Cardinals have terminated the contract of their scouting director, Chris Correa.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a lawyer for the Cardinals declined to comment on the termination, or any details of an investigation into the hacking of a Houston Astros database.

He did say, however, that the Cardinals were continuing to investigate.

He declined to comment when asked whether any employee has admitted hacking the Astros, citing that ongoing governmental investigation.

Correa did not comment personally.

A prepared statement by Correa's lawyer says "Mr. Correa denies any illegal conduct. The relevant inquiry should be what information did former St. Louis Cardinals employees steal from the St. Louis Cardinals organization prior to joining the Houston Astros, and who in the Houston Astros organization authorized, consented to, or benefitted from that roguish behavior."

The Post said Correa admitted to hacking into a Houston Astros database - but said it was only to verify whether the Astros had stolen proprietary data.

The FBI, the teams and Major League Baseball have all been investigating allegations that Cardinals employees illegally accessed a Houston Astros' baseball operations database.

You can click here for the entire Post Dispatch article.

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