We learned a few days ago that the Pittsburgh Pirates signed three international amateur free agents, bringing their total up to 21 signed since July 2nd. The reason we didn't post anything when we found out is because there was nothing out there on one of the players and another one had a somewhat common name, so we had to confirm who he was first.

With some help, we learned that our information was correct and the one player has a tragic background, that now has a positive twist.

The Pirates signed 16-year-old right-handed pitcher Carlos Jimenez out of Venezuela. Back in February, Jimenez was still 15 years old and on his way to a showcase in the Dominican Republic. He found out shortly before this event, where he would be the starting pitcher, that he older brother was killed in V...

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