Major League Baseball is investigating comments Los Angeles Dodgers minority owner Magic Johnson made last week about pending free agent second baseman Robinson Cano, ESPN reported Monday.
Teams are not allowed to comment on other teams' pending free agents or they can be fined for tampering.
Cano, still a New York Yankee, is eligible to file for free agency after the World Series is over.
Without naming him directly, Johnson implied the Dodgers will not pursue Cano.
Cano is reportedly seeking a $300 million contract.
"Though I can't talk about it, that other guy in New York is going to get paid," Johnson said. "Not by us, but he's going to get paid."
Cano, 30, is a career .309 hitter averaging 28 home runs and 102 RBIs over the past five seasons with the Yankees.