OF in Mexico with false passport

Updated: May 15, 2014, 8:23 AM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne, 28, a three-time MVP in Cuba's national league and heralded as a talent at the level of countrymates Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu and Yoenis Cespedes, has been playing his second Mexican League season with a falsified Dominican passport, Dominican authorities said Tuesday.

Despaigne -- 5-foot-8 and 225 pounds, and hitting .333 with 14 RBIs and five home runs through 18 games with the Piratas de Campeche this season -- is playing professionally in Mexico as part ...

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