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06/17/09 6:37 PM ET

Ex-MLB outfielder Hall sentenced

Mel Hall, a former Major League outfielder, was sentenced to 45 years in jail following a conviction of raping a 12-year-old and sexually abusing or inappropriately touching three girls, according to The Associated Press.

Hall, 48, was sentenced by a Tarrant County (Texas) jury on Wednesday and received 40 years for aggravated sexual assault and five years for indecency.

The AP reported that Hall, who played in the Majors for four different teams from 1981-1996, must serve about 22 1/2 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

Hall was convicted Tuesday after roughly 90 minutes of jury deliberation.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.