MIAMI — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by Major League Baseball for online comments he may have made about gambling.
Marlins spokesman Matt Roebuck confirmed the investigation in a statement Wednesday but declined further comment.
The 24-year-old Cosart deleted his Twitter account Tuesday after screen shots of comments he purportedly made to a gambling expert were published on the social media site.
It is a MLB rules violation for players or any other employees to bet on baseball games. A player who bets on a game his team isn’t playing in faces a mandatory one-year suspension. A player who bets on or against his own team faces a lifetime ban. The commissioner, at his discretion, can discipline a player for placing other types of bets with an illegal bookmaker.