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MLB scouts scandal: a little off the Dominican signing bonus top

Originally Published: September 26, 2008
By T.J. Quinn and Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

LA CALETA, Dominican Republic -- Kelvin De Leon, 17 years old and a millionaire for a day, rumbles over a dirt road in his silver Japanese SUV and stops in front of his grandmother's house.

He doesn't live around here anymore. Before it was torn down, the small house where he grew up -- a cinder-block-and-concrete box with a corrugated metal roof just down another dirt road -- was like the others in this town. Last year, he moved with his parents to Santo Domingo, the capital, about 30 ...

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