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Pittsburgh Pirates Very Active on First Day of International Signings

Pittsburgh Pirates Very Active on First Day of International Signings
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been very active today according to Jesse Sanchez of, signing a total of 20 players already. We heard the names Juan Pie and Angel Basabe earlier, who received $500,000 and $450,000 respectively, but seven more names have come out, who all received six-figure bonuses. Here's the list from Sanchez, who also mentioned that 11 other players have signed.

Norkis Marco, SS, $250,000

Jommer Hernandez, C ,$250,000

Gregory Custodio, SS, $230,000

Brayan Torres, RHP, $180,000

Emilson Rosado, INF, $135,000

Yeison Santos, LHP, $110,000

Luis David Peralta, LHP, $110,000

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