SAN FRANCISCO (TICKER) —The San Francisco Giants signed 16-year-old Dominican righthander Luis Angel Mateo on Wednesday, the first day international prospects are eligible to sign with major league clubs.
Terms were not disclosed.
The Giants were more than happy to secure the services of the 6-3, 175-pound Mateo.
“The Giants are very pleased to be able to sign Luis Mateo,” said John Barr, the special assistant to general manager Brian Sabean. “He is a young, strong pitcher who shows good command of two pitches with a plus breaking ball. Today is the beginning of the signing season, and we will continue to be aggressive in signing players both domestically and internationally.”
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