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an investigation into Major League Baseball's international dealings Salvador Perez Jersey , according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan.A full list of those being investigated has not been made public, although Passan reports at least one ex-Atlanta Braves official and people involved in the signing of Cuban phenomHector Olivera have beensubpoenaed.Olivera initially signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on asix-year, $62.5 million dealin May 2015 before being traded to the Atlanta Braves two months later. He made 30 total appearances across the 2015 and 2016 seasons for Atlanta, but didn't appear again for the team after April 2016, when he was arrested following allegations of domestic violence.He was subsequentlysuspendedfor 82 games by MLB and served 10 days in jail after being found guilty on a domestic assault charge in September 2016.Olivera is not currently on an MLB roster.MLB teams have expanded their international presence over the years, with all 30 clubs possessing academies in Latin America. The Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela are among the countries in which organizations scout and look to acquire talent from.Although the international players are not subject to the amateur draft, there are rules and limitations teams must adhere to when pursuing a player:Teams are allotted an international signing bonus pool each year and are allowed trade that money. Overspending, however, can result in penalties http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-moss-jersey , such as being limited to a lower amount of international spending money.In November 2017, Major League Baseball came down hard on the Braves for their dealings with international signings. Atlanta lost 13 international prospects and a third-round pick and will have strict limitations on its international spending for a three-year period.Former Braves general manager John Coppolella was placed on MLB's permanently ineligible list, andformer special assistant Gordon Blakeley received a one-year suspension.The league found the Braves to have "circumvented the international signing rules during each of the past three signing periods," perMark Bowman of MLB.com, including reporting lowersigning bonuses than had been agreed with players.Passan noted that FBI agents andDepartment of Justice lawyers are involved in the grand jury investigation. So far, multiple people have reportedly agreed to cooperate with authorities. ATLANTA — Anibal Sanchez was released by the Minnesota Twins in the middle of spring training and the 34-year-old right-hander needed another team to give him a chance.The Atlanta Braves did just this, signing Sanchez to a minor league contract, and the former National League and American League standout has been an important rotation member for a team on top of the NL East.Sanchez (6-5, 3.01 ERA) will make his 23 appearance and 22nd start for the Braves on Tuesday night, facing the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle of a three-game series at SunTrust Park.Article continues below ...The Cardinals Bo Jackson Jersey , fighting for a wild-card spot in the National League, will start rookie left-hander Austin Gomber (5-1, 3.78 ERA) opposite Sanchez.St. Louis (83-68) blasted four homers and won the series opener 11-6, but the Braves (83-67) had their magic number for winning the NL East reduced to seven when second-place Philadelphia also lost.The Braves, who lead the Phillies by 7 1/2 games, have won just four of their past 17 games at SunTrust Park and are just 38-37 at home.Sanchez last got credit for a victory on Aug. 3, but he has been as consistent as any member of the Braves rotation, never allowing more than four earned runs in any start.Despite transitioning from a power pitcher to a finesse one, Sanchez has 118 strikeouts in 119 2/3 innings.Sanchez has had issues with home runs, but none against him have come in the past four starts. Opponents are batting only .217 against him.Sanchez got a no-decision in the Braves’ 2-1 victory at San Francisco last Wednesday Paulo Orlando Jersey , yielding one run in six innings. He worked out of bases-loaded situations in the first and fourth innings thanks to double plays.“Bend and not break,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “He made some really good pitches when he had to, and to some really good hitters.”Gomber joined the Cardinals for good in late July and joined the rotation fulltime in early August.The 24-year-old’s first loss came in his most recent start, when he gave up seven runs in three innings to the Los Angeles Dodgers in St. Louis last Thursday.Gomber had given up just eight earned runs in his previous six starts.“Sometimes it just doesn’t go your way,” he said afterwards. “I felt like so far since I’ve been in the rotation I’ve given us a chance to win, and tonight I didn’t. Five days from now, hopefully, we are having a different conversation.”The Braves swept a three-game series in St. Louis but has lost seven in a row to the Cardinals in Atlanta.

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