Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart was close to becoming another Pete Rose as he recently deleted his Twitter account after allegedly betting on baseball.
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Cosart had posted tweets about betting on sports before deleting his account, and he has been investigated by the MLB since.
He has not been found guilty of betting on baseball, but he has still been fined an undisclosed amount for illegally betting on sports.
If Cosart had bet on baseball, this would have gone down as a betting scandal similar to Rose, who was banned from baseball after allegedly betting on baseball during his stint as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
The MLB prohibits their players from betting on sports with illegal bookmakers and agents.
Cosart is 24 years old and has only spent two years in the majors, and he looks like a promising starting pitcher down the road as he finished with a 13-11 record and 3.69 earned run average last season.
The Marlins traded for Cosart at the trade deadline with the Houston Astros, and he will receive an opportunity to be part of their rotation since Jose Fernandez will begin the 2015 season on the disabled list.