Training clinic owner sues MLB, alleging illegal hacking

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NEW YORK (AP) The owner of a training and sports medicine clinic sued Major League Baseball and several of its employees Thursday, claiming they caused the company's social media accounts to be illegally hacked during the sport's Biogenesis investigation.

Neiman Nix, a 29th-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 1998, and his DNA Sports Performance Lab, claimed an MLB investigator misrepresented herself as law enforcement and MLB intimidated the company's clients and hacked accounts on YouTube, Facebook and PayPal. The allegations are similar to those filed in a suit two years ago that was dismissed.

Vincent White, Nix's new lawyer, said former MLB investigator Ed Dominguez is cooperating and will testify MLB employees ''illegally gained access to electronic accounts of individuals they investigated through various exploits and phishing schemes.'' He added, ''We believe these tactics may have extended to players, team staff and ownership groups.''