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Baseball, Arizona and immigration

The game aims to keep the players in the Arizona Rookie League safe from the new law

Originally Published: June 22, 2010
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

About 150 young men from Latin America, most from the Dominican Republic, have been quietly drawn into the immigration fray this week. They're participating in Major League Baseball's Arizona Rookie League, one of several showcases for young talent staged around the nation each year.

This year, however, the coaching and instruction they'll receive extends well beyond the diamond. Last week, The Associated Press reported that Latino players scheduled to appear in the league were given ...

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