Padres Sign Dominican Shortstop Elvis Sabala

The Padres have signed 16-year-old shortstop Elvis Sabala out of the Dominican Republic for $500,000. Sabala, who has also spent time living in the United States is 6-foot-1, 180 pounds with a strong, accurate arm and a quick release. He has a quick bat from the right side and is still working to make more consistent contact in games, but he shows ability to use the whole field with gap power. Sabala played in the International Prospect League and trained with Edgar Mercedes.

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