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Orioles sign two players to international free-agent deals
Orioles sign two players to international free-agent deals

BOSTON — Orioles executive director of international recruiting Fred Ferreira plucked Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from the Mexican League, signed him to a minor league free-agent deal and saw him blossom into a major league starting pitcher. Now he hopes another pitcher — ironically, one with the same name — can reach the same heights. The Orioles have signed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, an 18-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic, to an international free-agent deal. Gonzalez has a fastball in the 94- to 98-mph range, Ferreira said, and has a strong breaking ball that’s still developing. The Orioles signed Gonzalez, who likely...

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