Former Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa has been sentenced by a federal judge to 46 months in prison for hacking the Astros’ player personnel database and email system during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Correa pleaded guilty to five of 12 related federal charges of unauthorized computer access back in January, after hacking Houston’s system to gain access to statistics, scouting reports and information on trades.
While Major League Baseball has not concluded its investigation into Correa’s admission,Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports the league will come down with a punishment for the team soon.
In a letter read aloud in court, Correa said he was “overwhelmed with remorse and regret for his actions.”
Correa had been with the Cardinals since 2009 and had worked under then-vice president of player development Jeff Luhnow. He was promoted to the team's director of baseball development position in 2013; Lunhow left to become the general manager of the Astros two years prior.