Santo Domingo.– Dominican third baseman Juan Carlos Arias has failed his age investigation, a major league source revealed.
According to baseballamerica.com, Major League Baseball has declared Arias, who has presented himself
as a 16-year-old born Sept. 16, 1995, ineligible to sign for one year.
He will be eligible to sign on June 12, 2013, which means he will still
be eligible to sign during the 2012-13 international signing period
The website reports that Arias did pass the league's investigation into his identity, although Baseball America could not verify whether the league made a determination on what it believes is Arias' true age.
Arias –6-foot-3, 220 pounds– is from San Pedro de Macoris and trains with Alfredo Arias.