Dodgers Sign Dominican Infielder Alberto Estrella

Dominican shortstop Alberto Estrella has signed with the Dodgers for $600,000.

Estrella, a 16-year-old who has played in the International Prospect League, stands out for his size (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and righthanded power potential. Estrella, who has spent time at shortstop, might be able to play third base but with his build he could end up at first base or an outfield corner spot. He trains with Arquimedes Guerrero, whose nickname is “Pla,” and was also represented by Rob Plummer.

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Since the 2013-14 international signing period opened on July 2, the Dodgers have also added Dominican shortstop Lucas Tirado for $1 million, Venezuelan outfielder Daniel Padilla for $200,000 and Venezuelan righthander Alvaro Trillo for $200,000.