The Royals have signed 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Ricky Aracena, the No. 17 international prospect for July 2, for $850,000.
Aracena packs plenty of tools and an advanced game skill set into his small but mature 5-foot-7, 175-pound frame. He’s a switch-hitter who performs well at the plate in games, with good speed and arm strength. Aracena trained with “Felo” and played in the Dominican Prospect League.
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