Cards employee dismissed for Astros data breach

6 07 2015

By Jenifer Langosch /

ST. LOUIS — Scouting director Chris Correa, a member of the Cardinals’ front office since 2009, was dismissed by the organization on Wednesday after he admitted to accessing the Astros’ database without authorization. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed the firing, which was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday afternoon.

The Cardinals have been under investigation by the FBI and Justice Department for several months regarding unauthorized entry into the Astros’ computer systems. According to The New York Times, which broke the story on June 16, evidence was discovered that at least one Cardinals employee illegally accessed a database that contained internal discussions of trades and scouting reports.

Citing a source, the Post-Dispatch reported that Correa was trying to discover if the Astros had stolen proprietary data.


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