Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates voided the contract of 16-year-old shortstop Gregori Custodio from the Dominican Republic. He was signed on July 2nd for $230,000, which was the fifth highest bonus that they handed out that day. We also learned that his contract was voided due to age/identification issues and problems with his paperwork.

Voided contracts aren't that rare, but we don't usually see three in one year like this signing period. That could be more due to the amount of players signed by the Pirates this year. They currently have 44 international players signed since July 2nd. The other two voided contracts were pitchers and both of those were due to prior injuries.

The downside is that you lose a top shortstop from your international class. The Pira...

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