White Sox Sign Dominican Infielder Felix Mercedes

The White Sox have signed Dominican infielder Felix Mercedes for $250,000. As a 17-year-old, Mercedes was eligible to sign last year, but he waited until the 2014-15 international signing period opened today to strike an official deal. He’s 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and impressed some scouts with his righthanded power and arm strength. He has played shortstop but isn’t a natural there, so he probably will end up at second base, although he has an above-average arm that would fit at third base. Mercedes trained with Edwin Guzman, who is known as “Fulano.”

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