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Astros respond to Cardinals hacker's claims and court proceedings

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The Houston Astros general counsel makes statement related to former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa pleading guilty to charges related to hacking Ground Control.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Correa's day is in court is over. He pleaded guilty to five charges related to unauthorized access to the Astros internal system, Ground Control. The claims include multiple attempts in 2013 to 2014. Correa inferred that he found Cardinals' information on the Astros system while he was in Ground Control. The Astros General Counsel, Giles Kibbe released a statement on behalf of the team following the proceedings:

"We appreciate the thorough effort of the FBI and U.S. Attorney's office in their investigation of these criminal acts. It is important that we respect the process and not comment on the details at this time. This is a difficult day for all of Major League Baseball. The Astros refute Mr. Correa's statement that our database contained any information that was proprietary to the St. Louis Cardinals. We have a great amount of respect for Bill DeWitt and the Cardinals organization. And, we are confident that Commissioner Manfred will guide MLB through this process in the best way possible."

The questions that still remain are: did the Astros have anything from the Cardinals on their system? How will MLB compensate the Astros for the hack and how much will the Cardinals lose? What will become of Correa -- Chris Correa, not the Astros' Carlos Correa?