Cardinals fire scouting director Chris Correa

The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros.

The Cardinals declined to say why Correa was fired but confirmed he'd been let go a day earlier after a team-imposed leave of absence. The team is investigating the alleged hacking, as is the FBI.

"At this time, it's still an ongoing investigation and there's really nothing more I can add at this point," General Manager John Mozeliak said before a game against San Diego.


Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he probably won't return from a wrist injury until after the All-Star break. The two-time All-Star still has severe tendon and ligament inflammation. He continues to feel significant pain following a platelet-rich plasma injection last week. ...

Astros outfielder George Springer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right wrist. Springer was injured when he was hit on the wrist by a 95-mph fastball thrown by Edinson Volquez in the fifth inning of Houston's win over Kansas City on Wednesday night. ...

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the 16-year-old son of the nine-time All-Star and 2004 American League most valuable player.

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