SAN DIEGO — Former Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt was ordered Friday to serve one year in a federal prison for violating probation in a drug case by testing positive for cocaine use.
U.S. Magistrate Roger McKee ordered Hoyt to begin serving his sentence Feb. 22 at a prison facility in Montgomery, Pa. Hoyt tested positive for cocaine three times last October.
Hoyt, whose career ended last year with the discovery of a severely injured pitching shoulder, received the 1983 Cy Young Award as the American League's best pitcher while with the Chicago White Sox. In seven major league seasons, Hoyt compiled a 98-68 record and a 3.99 ERA.
Hoyt, 33, spent 45 days in prison after pleading guilty in December 1986 to trying to smuggle prescription drugs Valium and Darvon into the country from Mexico two months earlier.