Sources: Bowden, Rijo investigated in pair of probes of Dominican signings

Updated: July 12, 2008, 3:08 PM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn | ESPN

Federal authorities and Major League Baseball are investigating Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden and special assistant Jose Rijo for their possible roles in a growing financial scandal involving the signing of players from the Dominican Republic, several sources familiar with the probe told ESPN.

Anyone implicated could face felony fraud charges, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Numerous MLB employees in the United States and the Dominican Republic ...

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