Feb 29, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
Earlier today it was reported that the Rangers had signed Dominican outfielder Jairo Beras for $4.5 million. But, there could be a problem: As Jeff Passan reports, Major League Baseball was of the impression that Beras was 16 years-old and thus not eligible to be signed at this time and at that price. It’s being reported, however, that Beras is actually 17.
The confusion suggests that this is the first case of a Dominican prospect actually benefiting by being older than believed, because it’s thought that if everyone knew he was 17, there would have been more action on him.
Anyway, Passan says that Major League Baseball is going to investigate this. Good luck. And make sure you follow all of the proper procedures lest your results be thrown out on a technicality.
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