Chris Correa, who was fired by the St. Louis Cardinals last season after he admitted to hacking the Houston Astros, pleaded guilty to five of 12 related charges on Friday, reports the Houston Chronicle’s David Barron.
The Cardinals were investigated last summer for breaking into the Astros’ team databases to gain access to statistics, scouting reports, information on trades and more.
Buzzfeed’s Lindsey Adler reports that federal agents assessed that Correa accessed the Astros’ scouting list of each player eligible for the draft that season, as well as extensive scouting information about the available prospects.
Correa had been with the Cardinals since 2009, working under Jeff Luhnow. He was later promoted to scouting director a few years after Lunhow left to become the general manager of the Astros in 2011.
When Correa was first being investigated, he denied any illegal actions.