Colombian trainer Fredy Aycardi turned few heads when he arrived in the Dominican Republic last week. Mostly, he said, Dominican scouts were indifferent to him and his Colombian prospect Leonardo Fuentes, a 16-year-old, 6-foot-3 power-hitting outfielder. That soon changed when Fuentes had a workout with the New York Yankees. Immediately after the workout, Yankees senior vice president Mark Newman confirmed that he invited Fuentes to stay at the Yankees' academy for the maximum 30 days allowed by Major League Baseball.
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