ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros.
The Cardinals declined to say why Correa was fired but confirmed he'd been let go a day earlier after a team-imposed leave of absence. The team is investigating the alleged hacking, as is the FBI.
"At this time, it's still an ongoing investigation, and there's really nothing more I can add at this point," general manager John Mozeliak said.
Jim Martin, an attorney hired by the team in February, said no other employees had been terminated and the investigation wasn't done.
The hack was first reported in June.