The St. Louis Cardinals have had a lawyer retained since February as the club cooperates with an F.B.I. and Justice Department investigation, while conducting it’s own internal probe into whether the team hacked into the Astros computer system that is used to track players and prospects.
The Dowd Bennett firm said that high level execs with the Cards were not involved.
“With what we have done so far, I am 100 percent confident that this does not touch upper management and does not involve people like John Mozeliak and Bill DeWitt,” Jim Martin, an attorney for the firm, said. Mozeliak is the Cardinals’ general manager and DeWitt is the team chairman.
Mozeliak made comments in Minneapolis, where the Cardinals are playing the Twins.
The hack was first reported in June 2014 after Deadspin published some trade talk correspondence about a trade possibly involving Houston and Atlanta. Jeff Luhnow, who headed the Cardinals’ scouting and player development department, was hired as the Astros general manager in December 2011. He has not commented on this breaking story, but last year said the Astros were working with the FBI and MLB security to determine who was responsible for the breach