According to MLB Trade Rumors, via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed the following five international free agents:
RHP Adolfo Flores
RHP Juan Mendoza
SS/2B/OF Edgard Munoz
OF Anthony Claudi
OF Keybel Escobar
We've already seen a few of these guys in action this year, so the announcement is on a bit of a delay. Munoz has played in six games, and is currently 5-for-17 with four stolen bases in seven attempts. He's a small outfielder, at 5' 8", 150 pounds.
The Pirates have two right handed pitchers named Mendoza on the VSL team, but neither is named "Juan". They have a Jorge Mendoza, who hasn't played yet, and an Andres Mendoza, who has allowed one run on four hits in 4.1 innings so far this year. Of course, Juan Mendoza could be a completely different playe...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.