MLB announces punishment for Cardinals on hacking
'The Cardinals Way' has been cheating lately (courtesy - The Goat memeMan)
Major League Baseball announced its decision on Monday afternoon of the hacking scandal involving the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros' scouting database.
The Redbirds must award their top two draft picks (#56 overall, #75 overall) to the Astros this year and pay a $2,000,000 fine to them for restitution. The Cardinals have 30 days to pay the fine and their first pick in the upcoming draft will now be #94 overall.
They previously had to give up their #19th overall pick with the free agent signing of outfielder Dexter Fowler.
A former Cardinals executive named Chris Correa pleaded guilty to five counts of illegal entry into the Astros' internal database called Ground Control. He has seen been sentenced to 46 months in prison.