Manfred later Tuesday refuted the tweet’s claims that the commissioner didn’t respond to offers by Correa

Chris Sale may have taken a no-decision in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Blue Jays, but the new Red Sox ace was still strong. Last December’s trade with the White Sox continues to pay off for the Cheap Throwback NFL Jerseys BoSox. Sale struck out 13 and walked just one in eight scoreless innings while scattering four hits. Sale is 1-1 in four starts with a 0.91 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings. Sale threw 102 pitches on Thursday, with 80 strikes.

The tweet claimed that Correa got no response from the commissioner and said, in closing, that “[p]unishment does not function as a deterrent when sanctions are applied arbitrarily.”

However, Manfred later Tuesday refuted the tweet’s claims that the commissioner didn’t respond to offers by Correa, and, in fact, said the reason he was placed on baseball’s permanently ineligible list was for his not cooperating, as requested by MLB after a federal investigation was concluded and Correa’s case adjudicated.

The commissioner’s statement read in part: “[MLB’s] Department of Investigations repeatedly requested Mr. Correa’s cooperation through his attorney. On July 21, 2016, Mr. Correa was informed directly that he would be placed on the permanently ineligible list if he did not cooperate with the Department of Investigations. Mr. Correa not only steadfastly refused to answer any questions, but also opposed the release of any documents by the [federal] government to the Office of the Commissioner. On August 23, 2016, Mr. Correa’s attorney told the Department of Investigations that Mr. Correa was not interested in ‘providing any information directly or indirectly to MLB.’”

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