(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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