Four days after the reporting deadline, Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Ramirez arrived at the team's West Palm Beach, Fla., training camp, saying he was detained in the Dominican Republic by credit card problems.
"I lost my credit cards, and somebody was charging stuff on them," Ramirez said after arriving in Florida. "That cost me some money.
"It made me mad, ticked off, because everything took so long, but the really important thing is that I'm here now."
Braves' officials said Wednesday that Ramirez would be fined $1,000 for failing to show by the official deadline, which was Friday.