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Ex-Mets Player Dykstra Convicted of Auto Theft in Los Angeles

Lenny Dykstra, a former player for Major League Baseball’s New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, was convicted of three counts of grand theft auto and filing a false financial statement after declining to challenge the charges.

Dykstra, 48, pleaded “no contest” in court yesterday and faces as long as four years in state prison, according to a statement on the website of the Los Angeles County District Attorney. He was released pending his sentencing on Jan. 20, according to the statement.