Spoke too soon about no Yankees news.
Jorge Arangure Jr. is reporting that former Latin America scouting director Carlos Rios has won a lawsuit against the Yankees and been awarded nearly $700,000 in the case.
The whole thing started with accusations and an investigation into whether Rios was taking signing bonus money (he was a part of signing Kelvin De Leon, one of the team’s top young outfielders). Major League Baseball got involved and the Yankees wound up firing Rios and their Dominican Republic scouting supervisor.
“I understand (the Yankees) were pressured into this decision by Major League Baseball,” Rios told Arangure. “They handled it how they thought was correct. But the Dominican court didn’t agree. I’m no criminal.”