Tigers Sign Dominican Shortstop Hector Martinez

The Tigers have signed Dominican shortstop Hector Martinez for $400,000.

Martinez, 16, is 6 feet, 175 pounds and could be an offensive-oriented shortstop with steady defense, an average arm and a tick above-average speed. He’s a strong kid with the bat speed to project for some power as he gets older. Martinez played in the Dominican Prospect League and trains with his uncle, Abraham Ramirez.