From AP/ESPN.com: "Players rumored to throw games; league investigating":
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Dominican baseball officials were investigating rumors that players on a winter league team took money to throw games, the league president said Monday.
The announcement came four days after pitcher Pascual Coco and outfielder Enmanuel Sena were dismissed by Santo Domingo's Escogido Lions amid allegations the last-place team was intentionally losing games....
The roster of the Santo Domingo club includes Chicago White Sox shortstop Juan Uribe and Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Wilson Betemit.
At least that could explain some of Betemit's defensive play at third base.
(Thanks to The Trolley Dodger for the tip.)