Pirates Sign Dominican Shortstop Christopher Perez

The Pirates have signed 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Christopher Perez for $150,000. He’s 6-foot-1, 170 pounds and impressed some scouts with his righthanded bat, showing good bat speed a line-drive stroke and the ability to use the whole field. He trained with Raul Valera, who is known as “Banana” and is the same trainer who had outfielder Michael de la Cruz when he signed with the Pirates for $700,000 in 2012.

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