– High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review.

The Cardinals said they retained the Dowd Bennett firm for a review several months before this week’s disclosure that the FBI is investigating whether the team hacked into the Astros computer system that is used to track players and prospects.

“With what we have done so far, I am 100 percent confident that this does not touch upper management and does not involve people like [General Manager] John Mozeliak and [team chairman] Bill DeWitt,” Jim Martin, an attorney for the firm.

There has been no indication of how many employees might be under investigation.

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