Jorge Arangure reports today that the Pirates have signed 17-year-old Dominican outfielder Willy Garcia. Garcia receives a signing bonus of $280,000, the largest bonus handed out by the Pirates in the current international signing period that began July 2. Garcia apparently has a good arm, some power potential and can run a bit.
EDIT: The Pirates are saying that there is no signing at this point....
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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.