Pirates Sign Colombian SS Dilson Herrera

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with Colombian shortstop Dilson Herrera for $220 K. ¬†Herrera is 16, a switch hitter, and 5′ 10″. ¬†He has the third biggest reported bonus of the year for the Pirates, behind Luis Heredia ($2.6 M) and Willy Garcia $280 K).

The Pirates have now signed 30 players in 2010, according to the International Signing Tracker, and have spent a reported $3,615,000.

Author: Tim Williams

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