MLB has concluded its investigation into allegations that Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart gambled on sports, releasing the following statement:
The investigation did not reveal any evidence to suggest that Cosart, who fully cooperated with the investigation, bet on baseball. Cosart has received an undisclosed fine for violations of Major League Rule 21(d)(3) that were revealed during the investigation. Major League Rule 21(d)(3) prohibits players from placing bets with illegal book makers, or agents for illegal book makers. This rule is strictly enforced and applies to gambling with illegal bookmakers on any sport or event.
That’s a lot of legalese, but it seems to suggest MLB proved Cosart bet on other spots but did not bet on baseball.
This whole thing came to light publicly last week when screenshots showing Cosart talking about betting “large” were tweeted. Cosart responded by first deleting his tweets and then deleting his entire account. And then the next day he claimed he was hacked.