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First Pitch: International Signing Recap, McCutchen, Kingham, Meadows

First Pitch: International Signing Recap, McCutchen, Kingham, Meadows

The Pirates were busy today with the opening of the 2014-15 International Signing Period. They signed five players to six-figure deals, with the biggest deal going to outfielder Yondry Contreras. The International Signing Tracker can be found here, and keeps track of the players signed and the bonus pool spent. Here is a link to information on each player signed.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Outfielder Yondry Contreras
Pirates Sign Catcher Gabriel Brito
Pirates Sign Shortstop Christopher Perez
Pirates Sign Pitcher Brian Sousa
Pirates Sign Pitcher Domingo Robles

 

**Andrew McCutchen was named the NL Player of the Month, which is no surprise if you looked at his numbers. Two years ago, McCutchen had a .953 OPS, and everyone wondered how the Pirates could compete going forward, figuring he wouldn't be able to repeat that. He hasn't touched that number, but he's been above a .900 OPS ever since. Not only is he continuing to look like one of the best hitters in t...

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