Comments on: International Signing Updates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/international-signing-updates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/international-signing-updates.html#comment-9336 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19963#comment-9336 Just to update. Even though we broke the story here on June 27th http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-sign-international-free-agent-dennis-hurtarte.html   the contract was not officially signed until July 18th. It was still for 6 years but it also included an added bonus that the Pirates will pay for his college education if his career does not work out. That clause is added to contracts with draft picks from time to time as well

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/international-signing-updates.html#comment-9335 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19963#comment-9335 Dennis Hurtarte. Haven’t heard any recent news on him. He was to sign in late June, MLB would then have to approve his contract and they were very slow doing that this year so it is possible he is in Bradenton right now with the team but we won’t see him play until the next GCL season.

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/international-signing-updates.html#comment-9333 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19963#comment-9333 john, What ever happened to the kid they signed from Guatamala? He was a switch hitter with some size and looked like power. There were video’s of him on the web I recall, but haven’t heard where he was assigned or if he played? Do you recall this player?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/international-signing-updates.html#comment-9332 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19963#comment-9332 Lee, with Dominican kids they want to make sure they are really who they say they are, especially if they are going to eventually get a visa to the US. These kids will sometimes assume another identity if it makes them seem better in scouts eyes, especially if they can get a hold of a name that knocks 2-3 year off their age. Pirates have a kid named Diomedes Mateo in the GCL this year. He was signed as Yoldi Sierra, a 16 year old kid with a live arm but he was really 2 1/2 years older so he was much less impressive to them but they kept him anyway

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/international-signing-updates.html#comment-9331 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19963#comment-9331 Gotta root for a guy named Chin De Chang. Has a nice lilt to it.

John……what kind of background check is Montero failing?

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