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In this Monday, April 27, 2015 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak addresses members of the media prior to a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals say they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, Thursday, July 2, 2015. The Cardinals declined to say why, but the team is the subject of an FBI investigation into the hacking of the Houston Astros player personnel database. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst, File)

(Bloomberg) — A former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director pleaded guilty to hacking into the Houston Astros’ “Ground Control” database to steal private reports and player trade details, according to U.S. Justice Department.

Chris Correa left the Cardinals in midseason last year after a criminal probe into the breaches of the Astros’ front-office computers came to light in June. The hacks were first reported by the website Deadspin, which posted stacks of leaked Astros trading documents.

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