Cardinals Sign No. 28 International Prospect Carlos Talavera

The Cardinals have signed Venezuelan outfielder Carlos Talavera, the No. 28 international prospect for July 2.

Talavera, 16, is 6 feet, 160 pounds and he impressed some teams with his game hitting, athleticism and a tick above-average speed that gives him a chance to stay in center field. He trains at the Carlos Guillen academy.

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