In response to news that Chris Correa has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for his unlawful intrusions into the Houston Astros' database, St. Louis Cardinals Chairman and CEO, Bill DeWitt Jr., issued the following statement:
"While today's sentencing of Chris Correa marks the end of the Government's investigation, we also understand that the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball will now conduct its own investigation of this matter. As we did with the Government during its investigation, we intend to fully cooperate with the Commissioner's Office in connection with its investigation so that this matter can finally be resolved. Pending the outcome of the Commissioner's investigation, we will have no further comment."
According to reports, Correa pled guilty to "five criminal charges in connection with unauthorized access of the Houston Astros' database" while serving as the Cardinals' scouting director. He is expected to report to prison within the next few weeks.
In court, Correa apologized for his involvement in the national scandal.
The Cardinals fired Correa in July 2015.