Brewers Sign Venezuelan Righthander Nelson Hernandez

The Brewers have signed Venezuelan righthander Nelson Hernandez.

At 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, Hernandez is a 16-year-old with a thin frame, an 85-88 mph fastball and good feel for spinning a breaking ball. He trains with Jose Carrasquel.

Earlier today the Brewers also signed Dominican outfielder Nicolas Pierre, the No. 20 international prospect for July 2, for $800,000. The Brewers also signed Dominican shortstop Franly Mallen for $800,000, as well as Panamanian catcher Johel Atencio for $130,000.