Promptly following the sentencing of Christopher Correa [see related post] on July 18, 2016, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) is looking further into the hacking incident involving Houston Astros emails and information on players for evaluating potential draft picks.

According to Manfred, he has asked the MLB’s Department of Investigations to investigate the facts and to request information from law enforcement so he can take “appropriate action.”

The Commissioner has the power to investigate any action that “is not in the best interest of the national game of baseball” and can take punitive action against any MLB club, owner, employee or player who is involved.