The St. Louis Cardinals learned their fate today as they were given their punishment after hacking into the Houston Astros’ computer system.
Their punishment comes after Christopher Correa illegally hacked into the Houston Astros’ in-house databases that kept their personal information about players. The hacking was later investigated by F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors.
The officials later determined that the hacking was revenge over Jeff Luhnow leaving the Cardinals to become the Astros’ GM.
Luhnow worked in the St. Louis Cardinals scouting department from 2003 through 2011.
Now, the Cards have to turn over their 56th and 75th selection overall for the 2017 draft.
That’s not all because the Cards during the off season, the Cardinals signed a free agent without have a first-round pick… they selected Dexter Fowler, an outfielder, but because they signed him without the first-round pick, the Cards have to write a check for $2 million to the Houston Astros within a 30 day period too.
As for Christopher Correa, the scouting director who did the hacking, he plead guilty to involvement and was sentenced to nearly four-years in prison and Correa was also been banned from baseball fro life.
All this was handed down by the Commissioner Rob Manfred.
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