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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Padres to sign Cuban lefty Osvaldo Hernandez

The Padres have agreed to sign Cuban pitching prospect Osvaldo Hernandez for $2.5 million, according to a source. The 18-year-old left-hander will join a record-breaking international class on which the Padres have spent roughly $80 million since July 2.

Hernandez, who was declared a free agent last month, drew interest from several other teams, including the Astros, Cardinals and Braves. The 6-footer has a fastball that reaches 94 mph. His secondary pitches ā€” a curveball, slider and change-up ā€” are considered advanced for his age.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 14, 2017 at 01:43 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cuban free agents, osvaldo hernandez, padres

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