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Washington Nationals Outfielder Eury Perez Shows Signs of Growth
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The first time Eury Perez stepped foot outside his native Dominican Republic was in 2008. He was 18 and spoke no English — not even “Hello” or “How are you?” He carried one suitcase with his clothes. He was headed to Florida alone to play on the Washington Nationals’ team in the instructional league. As he boarded a plane for the first time in his life, he was emotional. “I was really scared and it felt strange,” he said, “like I was going to outer space.”

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