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Dodgers News: Former Rookie of the Year Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Raul Mondesi, a former Dodger, was hit with an eight year sentence amid a corruption scandal.

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NEW YORK - CIRCA 1996: Raul Mondesi #43 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the New York Mets during an Major League Baseball game circa 1996 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Mondesi played for the Dodgers from 1993-99. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

It’s a sad day for Dodgers fans. Former Rookie of the Year Raul Mondesi, who played with the team from 1993 to 1999, was just sentenced to 8 years in prison. Mondesi was being investigated for corruption charges dating back to 2017 in the Dominican Republic.

Mondesi was also fined roughly $3 million to go along with his prison sentence. He had spent time as the mayor of his hometown of San Cristobal in the DR, as he had become heavily involved in politics since he retired from Major League Baseball.

Mondesi spent 14 years in the Majors and played for seven different teams. He spent the first 7 years of his career in Los Angeles, accumulating 1004 hits and crushing 163 home runs en route to a Rookie of the Year award, two gold gloves, and one All-Star appearance.

The Dodgers have not issued any comments on Mondesi, and we do not expect any.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. The Dodgers did moreYeah but he left the Dodgers for more money, I think Seattle so stop saying he was only a Dodger

  2. One of my favorite Dodger players!!! Too bad that he needed to engage in this type of behavior!!! I guess the morning newspapers will report in their sports section that “Mondesi strikes out again”.
    Go Blue!!!!!

  3. Raul Mondesi was one of my favorite Dodgers. You could say he was the Yasiel Puig before Puig became a Dodger-fan favorite. An unfortunate episode in his life.

  4. Shawn Green for Raul Mondesi: I’d call that a successful trade. He never did for the Blue Jays what he did for the Dodgers. And Green certainly delivered.

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