Cardinals Sign Dominican Shortstop Starlin Balbuena

The Cardinals have signed 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Starlin Balbuena for $300,000. Balbuena has a lean, long-limbed frame at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and moves around well at shortstop with a good arm and hands, with his footwork still developing. He’s a righthanded hitter with a line-drive approach and gap power. Balbuena trained with Aldo Marrero.

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