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August 27, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers finally secured that 6-foot-2 right-hander with a 93-mph fastball from the Dominican Republic, the pitcher who agreed to terms on a $930,000 bonus in April. Only his name is not Jonathan Corporan, his age is not 17, and his tax bracket is no longer that of a near-millionaire. After four months of haggling with U.S.
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June 8, 2002 | Mike DiGiovanna
Dodger pitcher Kevin Brown was released from Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood on Friday, but doctors have not decided whether he will need surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back. General Manager Dan Evans spoke with Brown on Friday night and said the pitcher is feeling better, but he's not pain free.
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April 6, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers continued to bolster their prospect-thin farm system through the international free-agent market Friday, signing a 16-year-old pitcher from the Dominican Republic after a month-long background check to verify his age. The club outbid several teams for Jonathan Corporan--a 6-foot-2 right-hander whose fastball has been clocked consistently at 93 mph--giving the native of Santo Domingo a $930,000 signing bonus. He turns 17 April 21.
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July 12, 2002 | Mike DiGiovanna
The Dodgers' signing of Dominican pitcher Jonathan Corporan to a $930,000 bonus remains on hold, while the dispute between the 6-foot-2 right-hander and U.S. Embassy officials in Santo Domingo over Corporan's age extends to a fourth month. Corporan, who agreed to terms in early April and was believed to have turned 17 on April 21, still hasn't provided enough documentation to prove his age, and without the required paperwork, he cannot obtain a visa that would allow him to enter the U.S.
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May 30, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers' signing of Dominican pitcher Jonathan Corporan to a $930,000 bonus in early April has been put on hold--and could be voided--because of questions surrounding the age of the 6-foot-2 right-hander with a 93-mph fastball.
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February 1, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Ramon Reyes, an Angel pitching prospect from the Dominican Republic, will have an unusual addendum to his media guide biography this season. It will read: "Ramon Reyes, the player formerly known as Juan Mena." The San Diego Padres had a minor league pitcher last spring named Isabel Giron. Only Isabel Giron was a 24-year-old woman in the Dominican and the younger sister of the Padre pitcher. The baseball-playing Giron was 29 and used his sister's birth certificate to fake his identity.
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June 4, 2002 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major league baseball's annual amateur draft will take a historic turn today when Canada's Adam Loewen and Jeff Francis are selected in the first round. The left-handed pitchers, both from British Columbia, are projected to be among the top 15 picks in the 50-round draft, the first time two Canadians will be among the first 30 players chosen overall. The growing presence of the Great White North in the draft is the latest example of the continuing globalization of America's pastime.
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