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Rangers Sign 3, Including Two More Teens

ARLINGTON (AP)  The Texas Rangers have signed a pair of 16-year-old players from Venezuela.

The signings of left-hander Yohander Mendez and outfielder Eduard Pinto to 2012 contracts were announced Sunday. The Rangers also signed right-hander Merkin Valdez to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Texas earlier this month signed a pair of 16-year-old outfielders from the Dominican Republic earlier this month.
Valdez was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. He was 4-2 with four saves in 38 relief appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque.

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  1. Gumby Rules says:

    I sit here and laugh. Baseball started out as a purely white man’s sport that soon progressed to more blacks and is now going Hispanic. Look at all the players now days from Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico, etc. And now to add to it the Asians are making good inroads.Soon you won’t be able to be a white boy and play professional sports, you won’t be good enough.

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