Latest On Jairo Beras

The Rangers have anxiously awaited MLB's ruling on the signing of Dominican prospect Jairo Beras and the club could have an answer as soon as next week, according to Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram.  The league launched an investigation in late March to determine if Beras is in fact 17-years-old and that the $4.5MM contract is legal.

Until late February, Beras presented himself as a 16-year-old, which would have made him eligible to sign on July 2nd and subject to the new CBA's restrictions on international amateur spending.  While team officials won't talk about the situation, sources tell Ben Badler of Baseball America their assertion is that they simply outworked other clubs. 

While the Rangers want to stress that they did nothing wrong, the greater focus will be on the 6'5" outfielder and why he previously claimed a different date of birth.  However, sources told Badler that they would not be surprised if MLB allowed Beras to sign without any sanctions.


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Rangersfan32
3 years 4 months ago

Seriously, let’s get the over with. If we get him, great! If not, we can try again July 2nd. And if we miss out on him then, it’s okay cause we still have a top farm system in baseball. This decision is taking far too long.

Snoochies8
3 years 4 months ago

now tell us how you REALLY feel….

East Coast Bias
3 years 4 months ago

What a ridiculous post. 

Madman2TX
3 years 4 months ago

The story from the father is that Beras is 17. Travel documentation of when the dad was there to conceive Beras trumps a bad birth certificate. The Rangers did their homework and the rest of the teams didn’t.

Snoochies8
3 years 4 months ago

sooo they gave papers that gave the wrong birthday to the mlb teams…
again…there’s a word that describes that type of happening that seems to escape me…

MLB_Fan
3 years 4 months ago

there’s no country where ‘travel documentation’ (AKA plane tickets) have more validity than a birth certificate, none whatsoever, ask any good lawyer you know 😉

bacboris
3 years 4 months ago

 Yeah but as Snoochies8 was trying say, as any “good lawyer” would tell you, its starts with an ‘F’ and ends with ‘raud’.

Greg
3 years 4 months ago

Yes and no. If DNA testing confirms that this guy is the father, and there’s proof he WAS in the country one year and NOT the next, are you going to assume that he sent his sperm over the next year to have the mother artificially inseminated just so they could a decade and a half later falsify the kid’s age?

He has birth certificates showing both years. Chances are high that they lost the original, couldn’t get a copy, so they just had another one made. This isn’t THAT unusual in 3rd world countries where record keeping is sketchy at best. The new CBA gave them reason to really dig for the a copy of the original, and presented them with real opportunities to get it done. They explain the situation to the Rangers, the Rangers can spend the pittance required to put in the research the Beras family wouldn’t have otherwise.

Chewtoy123
3 years 4 months ago

Or c) was mistaken about his age before and is telling the truth now. It happens. #thirdworldproblems.

People are so quick to assume the worst in people without waiting for details. pathetic.

OrangeCards
3 years 4 months ago

 Do you think they could teach the O’s how to make Jim Palmer 17 again?

Snoochies8
3 years 4 months ago

what about brooks robinson?

MLB_Fan
3 years 4 months ago

It is not about “estimations” since almost every “third world country” (an adjective I despise) has computarized birth records since the mid 1980s, but that doesn’t help at all because for example in the US where everything is computarized its also one of the places where people can easily buy another identity for a few hundred dollars.

Other countries have opted for a more advanced way of keeping record and that is birth records with dactilar fingerprints, plus with the use of two last names is way way harder to have two people with the same names and last names born in the same city in the same year, plus official IDs with photography and biometrics (think about your passport visa), and that is being done in a third world country to avoid cases of mistaken identity: México.

Snoochies8
3 years 4 months ago

also, it’s one thing to get the date wrong by even a month or so and that’s stretching it, but to get the date wrong by ~5 or 6 months? yeah…no..that’s no “estimation”, that’s flat out falsifying the facts…

i will admit that when i first heard about this deal before it came out that the kid was lying about his age, i was happy about it because it was a final middle finger to the whole “limited spending” policy on amateur talent (which i can’t stand) the mlb is setting in place.

bacboris
3 years 4 months ago

 Wait, what? Do you really think there are places in the world, where people don’t know how old they are? UNBELIEVABLE. I really have read everything on the internet now.

-FYI, even before clocks, calendars, and any measurement of time; people could still count winters (Its really not that challenging)