The Royals have signed Venezuelan third baseman Samir Dueñez for $425,000.
Dueñez, a 16-year-old lefthanded hitter, stood out last winter while playing in the Liga Paralela, the minor league version of the Venezuelan League. He led his Navegantes club in batting average by hitting .313/.329/.448 in 19 games over 67 at-bats with six doubles, a home run, two walks and 13 strikeouts. He also generated attention last month when he made spent time playing in the Dominican Prospect League. He's listed at 6-foot-1, 196 pounds and has flashed projectable power as well.
Baseball America subscribers can read a longer scouting report on Dueñez.
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