MLB fined The St. Louis Cardinals $2 million and stripped them off two top draft picks on Monday as punishment for hacking into the proprietary databases of the Houston Astros.
The man responsible, Chris Correa, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison last year. As part of the recent ruling, Commissioner Rob Manfred effectively banned Correa from working in MLB again.
Now, The Cardinals have to pay the fine to the Astros.
Rob Manfred pointed that MLB investigators found no evidence of the involvement of any other Cardinals in the hacking, which lasted as long as two years providing access to the Astros’ trade talks, analytical research projects, and draft evaluations.
The Astros are now entitled to 5 draft picks before the Cardinals make their first.