Padres Sign Dominican Shortstop Rudy Giron

The Padres have signed Dominican shortstop Rudy Giron for $600,000.

Giron, 16, is an athletic, high-energy player with above-average speed. At 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, Giron is a righthanded hitter who has a chance to stay at shortstop but could end up at second base. He trained in Edgar Mercedes’ Born To Play program.

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