Saturday, October 3, 2009

Moronta and DePaula

A Dominican-based source claims that Moronta's suspension was lifted because he resubmitted papers to MLB showing his accurate age. Not sure how the consulate will react to this deception as they have to approve the issuance of his visa after he signs. The NYY might be interested in signing him for no more than 50k. The fact that his deception occurred before he actually signed with a team might have played a factor in the reduced suspension combined with, per this source, some "political influence".

Per the same source, DePaula on the other hand is maintaining that his papers are accurate so it seems like his suspension will probably be maintained though there seem to be a # of reliable sources (both from scouts and official Dominican ones)in his favor so signing with a Japanese team is not a foregone conclusion.



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