Latin American scout vs. the Yankees

Updated: May 22, 2009, 4:44 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr.

It's quite possible that Ramon Valdivia's wrongful termination lawsuit against the New York Yankees, scheduled to be heard in a Santo Domingo court this week, could be a pivotal case for Latin American scouts. A win could pave the way for other scouts who feel they have been unjustly fired in the backlash to MLB's ongoing bonus-skimming scandal to follow with their own lawsuits. Especially since the strength of evidence against Valdivia in his case appears minimal.