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Former baseball star turned millionaire investor turned white-collar criminal Lenny Dykstra is reportedly being released from a California prison Sunday.

He will walk just 15 months into his three-year term.

Dykstra was nailed for grand theft auto and 23 counts of filing false financial reports in 2011. He was also charged with soliciting sex on Craigslist.

Lenny Dykstra Back in the Day

He pleaded no contest and was imprisoned.

“Nails,” who played 12 seasons with the Mets and Phillies before retiring in 1996 at age 33, has attended a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.


Christopher Frankie, who wrote “Nailed: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra,” was surprised with the decision to let him out early.

Why? “Because he blatantly disobeyed the court, and a lot of the stuff was very brazen. He was doing it in the full view of law enforcement,” he wrote.

Nevertheless, he’s wishing him well: “I hope, for his sake, his family’s sake, and the public’s sake, that he doesn’t return to his criminal past,” Frankie said.

“I think people in this country love a comeback story, so he certainly has that opportunity,” he added. “But I’m not convinced that’s the path he’s going to take.”

Here’s hoping it somehow is his chosen path … but we don’t recommend taking any stock tips or investing in any car washes with the guy going forward.

The more you know.