Giants Sign Venezuelan Shortstop Jose Rivero

The Giants have signed 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Jose Rivero for $250,000. Rivero is a defensive-oriented player who’s fundamentally sound at shortstop with good hands and footwork, along with fringy speed. At 6 feet, 160 pounds, Rivero is a lefthanded hitter with a line-drive approach and minimal present power. Rivero trained with Hugo Vasquez and Kender Depablos. Since the 2014-15 international signing period opened on July 2, the Giants have also signed Dominican outfielder Sandro Fabian ($500,000), Dominican outfielder/first baseman Brayan Pena ($425,000) and Dominican shortstop Francisco Medina ($115,000).

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