"I was 100-percent cooperative with MLB," Locke said Wednesday. "They checked me out -- 100-percent clear."
All of the claims by the handicapper, a childhood friend of Locke's, were made without Locke's knowledge, the investigation concluded.
"I think I come from a small, extremely envious town," Locke said of his hometown of North Conway, N.H. "A lot of jealousy. It can be extremely distracting, extremely frustrating for me to feel like you have to defend yourself for no reason. But the dust settles."
Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.