Fri, 23 Mar 2012 06:43:22 -0700
New York Yankees P Jose Rafael DePaula received his visa and should travel to the United States next week for a physical. He agreed to a deal with a $500,000 signing bonus in November 2010 and has been waiting for his visa to be approved.
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 22:45:08 -0800
The New York Yankees are expected to sign Dominican P Rafael DePaula for about $700,000 on Friday, Nov. 19, according to SI.com's Melissa Segura.
Fri, 12 Nov 2010 05:35:14 -0800
Dominican P Rafael DePaula is attracting interest from major league teams once again, ESPN The Magazine's Jorge Arangure reports.
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 04:21:20 -0700
Dominican P Rafael DePaula has admitted to using a false name and lying about his age by one year, according to sources familiar with the case and confirmed by Sandy Alderson, Major League Baseball's consultant in charge of reforming the league's Dominican operations, Baseball America's Ben Badler reports. DePaula had presented himself as Rafael DePaula Figueroa with an April 1, 1992 date of birth; he is now 19-year-old Jose Rafael DePaula born March 24, 1991.
Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:05:32 -0700
Greg Johns, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports the Seattle Mariners are considered the favorites to land Dominican P Rafael DePaula, according to ESPN's Jorge Arangure. DePaula has also identified the New York Yankees as frontrunners for his services. He reportedly throws in the low- to mid-90s mph range and could command a $1.5 million or more signing bonus.
Sun, 04 Apr 2010 23:28:07 -0700
MLB.com reports the San Diego Padres are expected to work out Dominican P Rafael DePaula during the week of April 11. The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees were also interested in him.
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:34:25 -0800
ESPN.com's Jorge Arangure reports 17-year-old Dominican P Rafael DePaula is mulling over an offer from the Seattle Mariners.
Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:52:55 -0800
ESPN.com's Jorge Arangure reports 17-year-old P Rafael DePaula is back on the market after being suspended for a year for allegedly lying about his age.