Baseball in the Dominican

Epi Guerrero, right, talks while a player takes batting practice at Guerrero's academy in Villa Mella, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000191" title="Dominican Republic" href="/topic/international/dominican-republic-PLGEO00000191.topic">Dominican Republic</a>. It has been discovered that 540 Dominican major league and minor league players had a different identity or were a different age, including Angels pitcher Ervin Santana, who lowered his age by a year, and Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal, who said he was 19 when he was really 21 when he was with the Atlanta Braves.
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( Kena Betancur / For The Times / August 24, 2009 )

Epi Guerrero, right, talks while a player takes batting practice at Guerrero's academy in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic. It has been discovered that 540 Dominican major league and minor league players had a different identity or were a different age, including Angels pitcher Ervin Santana, who lowered his age by a year, and Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal, who said he was 19 when he was really 21 when he was with the Atlanta Braves.

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