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    A's top relief prospect Jairo Garcia is actually Santiago Casilla

    He's also nearly 3 years older than originally thought.

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    A complete unknown appeared on the A's updated roster without the team ever making a move.

    Jairo Garcia, the A's top minor-league reliever, is now known as Santiago Casilla. That is his real name; Casilla used false documents when he signed his first contract, something that is not unusual in the Dominican Republic but that has been less frequent since a post-Sept. 11 crackdown on visas.

    "It's something we didn't know about, but he came forward with the information, so I commend him for that,'' general manager Billy Beane said.

    Garcia/Casilla has aged 2 years and 10 months; he's now 25. He'll have to be issued all new papers, which could delay his arrival at spring training.

    It's going to take the A's some getting used to. Beane referred to Casilla as "Jairo'' several times.

    "I'm sure we'll all just keep calling him Jairo,'' Haren said. "That's such a good name, too.''
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    Re: A's top relief prospect Jairo Garcia is actually Santiago Casilla

    I guess he was a 'player to be named later'.:

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    Re: A's top relief prospect Jairo Garcia is actually Santiago Casilla

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds
    I guess he was a 'player to be named later'.:
    lol. Though 'player to be renamed later' might be a tad more accurate.

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    Re: A's top relief prospect Jairo Garcia is actually Santiago Casilla

    Didn't they institute some kind of penalty on players for this recently?
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    Re: A's top relief prospect Jairo Garcia is actually Santiago Casilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Didn't they institute some kind of penalty on players for this recently?
    Are you really Chip R?
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    Re: A's top relief prospect Jairo Garcia is actually Santiago Casilla

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    Didn't they institute some kind of penalty on players for this recently?

    I heard that, too.


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    Re: A's top relief prospect Jairo Garcia is actually Santiago Casilla

    Billy getting his money's worth with the numbers - 2 players for the price of one.


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