The former St. Louis Cardinals baseball executive who illegally hacked into the Houston Astros' computer systems in order to gather intelligence and obtain an unfair advantage was sentenced in Houston yesterday to 46 months in federal prison.

Christopher Correa, 36, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer. The former Cardinals director of baseball development admitted that on multiple occasions from March 2013 through at least March 2014, he used a stolen password to access the Astros' private online database and review their scouting reports, player evaluations and analytics, and notes on confidential trade negotiations.

Once out of prison, Correa will serve an additional two years of supervised release and he must pay $279,038.65 in restitution to the Astros, ruled U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes.