MLB asks court for order in leaks probe
Baseball has gone to court to get an insurance company to tell
all it knows about leaked financial information and several MLB
In papers filed Oct. 7 in New York Supreme Court, the
commissioner’s office wants Beazley Insurance Co. Inc. to show
cause why it shouldn’t be required to produce records that could
identify the source of leaks.
MLB said Beazley refused to cooperate with baseball’s
investigation into a story by The Associated Press, published in
August 2010, and club documents posted by Deadspin.com, that same
Martin Klotz, a lawyer for baseball, said in legal papers that
six insurers received the confidential financial information from
teams and that all except Beazley cooperated with MLB’s
Baseball said it intends to sue or seek an injunction against
those who leaked the information.
The AP story focused on the financial data of the Pittsburgh
Pirates. Deadspin published documents from the Pirates, Tampa Bay,
Florida, the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle and Texas.
MLB Spokesman Pat Courtney said the league was not
`We’re reviewing the suit and have no further comment at this
time,” said Lou Ferrara, AP’s vice president and managing editor
Deadspin editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio declined comment.
”Beazley has cooperated with Major League Baseball,”
spokeswoman Kimberly Baldoni said. ”We conducted an internal
investigation, which yielded no evidence that the company or our
employees were responsible for the leak. The petition filed has no