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Rijo leaves camp after hoax uncovered

Updated: February 21, 2009, 6:44 PM ET
Associated Press

VIERA, Fla. -- Washington Nationals special assistant Jose Rijo is taking a leave of absence after a Major League Baseball investigation revealed a prospect he discovered was older than originally believed.

Rijo, a former top pitcher in the majors, now works under Nats general manager Jim Bowden. Team president Stan Kasten said Rijo is still employed by the club.

"Jose is on a leave of absence, and with all the questions around camp and with what's going on behind the scenes, we thought ...

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