Ex-Cardinals scouting director gets 46-month sentence for hacking Astros

Chris Correa

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Chris Correa, the former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director who pleaded guilty in January to five counts of computer hacking, was sentenced to 46 months in jail Monday.

As part of his guilty plea, Correa admitted to using the accounts of three Houston Astros employees to view scouting reports, amateur player evaluations, notes on trade discussions and proposed bonuses for draft picks, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Correa’s sentence reportedly included two years of supervised release, but he must pay $279,038.65 in restitution. Correa was dismissed by the team last year, and no other members of the Cardinals’ organization were charged.

That doesn’t mean Major League Baseball won’t punish the team, however. According to FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal, discipline for the Cardinals is on the way.