Lenny Dykstra sentenced to 3 years in prison

Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has been sentenced to three years in a California state prison in a grand theft auto case. Dykstra was sentenced Mar. 5 after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge refused to allow him to withdraw a no-contest plea.

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Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California August 8, 2011. Dykstra is charged with 25 counts, including grand theft auto and possession of a controlled substance. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

FILE - In this June 16, 2011 file photo, former baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in a courtroom in San Fernando, Calif. Dykstra may be sentenced on Monday, March 5, 2012 if a judge rejects his motion to withdraw a no-contest plea on charges of grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

FILE - In this June 16, 2011 file photo, former baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in a courtroom in San Fernando, Calif. Dykstra may be sentenced on Monday, March 5, 2012 if a judge rejects his motion to withdraw a no-contest plea on charges of grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

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New York Mets' Lenny Dykstra reacts as the 1986 World Series Mets were honored during National League baseball at Shea Stadium in New York in this August 19, 2006 file photo. Dykstra, already facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges, was charged in a California state case on June 6, 2011 with trying to lease cars using phony business and credit information. REUTERS/Bill Kostroun/Files

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New York Mets centerfielder Len Dykstra yells out a cheer after hitting a double in game five of the National League Championship Series at Shea Stadium in New York, Oct. 11, 1988, where the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Mets 7-4. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)