Major League Baseball is ordering the St. Louis Cardinals’ top two picks in the 2017 draft, as well as $2 million, be awarded to the Houston Astros.
The announcement came Monday, after MLB completed its investigation regarding the breach of the Astros’ baseball operations database by a former Cardinals’ employee, scouting director Chris Correa.
Correa will be placed on the “permanently ineligible list,” effective immediately, also per orders of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. The $2 million is to be paid within 30 days.
“We respect the Commissioner’s decision and appreciate that there is now a
Article source: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18586344/mlb-orders-st-louis-cardinals-forfeit-top-2-2017-draft-picks-pay-2-million-houston-astros
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