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Dodgers make big splash on first day to sign international players

Dodgers make big splash on first day to sign international players

The new international signing period began Thursday, and to absolutely no one's surprise, the Dodgers are going big and going about it quickly. The Dodgers have already reached agreements with two significant players and there are reports of others, though the club has yet to officially announce any signings. But they have reached terms to sign right-hander Yadiel Alvarez, ranked No.2 in Major League Baseball’s Top 30 international prospects list, for $16 million and outfielder Starling Heredia, ranked No. 5, for $2.6 million. Alvarez, 19, is another highly regarded – get ready now – Cuban prospect. He can reportedly hit 99 mph, though is considered raw. He is...

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