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MLB counters Chris Correa’s willingness to cooperate

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Major League Baseball further diminishes Chris Correa’s case after his statement on Wednesday.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa released a statement from prison on Wednesday, using the “they started it” argument to blame the Astros and condemn commissioner Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball for not getting his side of the story.

Manfred released a statement shortly after stating two facts: MLB deferred to the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office to conduct the investigation on the "Ground Control" hack. Two, Correa was given multiple chances to speak with the investigators, but he chose not to.

Without Correa’s testimony, the investigation rested on any information provided by both the Astros and the Cardinals. The result was Correa pleading guilty to five counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer and 46 months of jail time.