Baez ruling could set precedent
October, 28, 2009
Back in February, during a whirlwind 48-hour period, then-assistant to the general manager Mike Rizzo was sent by the Washington Nationals to the Dominican Republic to drastically overhaul the team's Dominican operations in the wake of the Esmailyn Gonzalez age scandal.
Jorge Aranguré Jr. is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine. He joined ESPN in May 2007 after spending three years as a baseball writer for The Washington Post. Previously, he covered baseball for The Bergen Record, in Hackensack, N.J. Aranguré has a B.A. in history from the University of Southern California and a M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter: @jorgearangure.
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