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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Rangers signed a trio of top prospects from the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, including the eighth best international prospect, according to MLB.com.

Marcos Diplan, a 16-year-old right-handed pitcher, highlights the signings. The team also reached deals with Dominican outfielder Jose Almonte and Dominican shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri.

Diplan signed with the organization for $1.3 million, while Almonte received $1.8 million and Yrizarri $1.35 million.

Here is a brief breakdown of Diplan from MLB.com.

Diplan, 16, has a slight frame (5-foot-11, 160 pounds) but a loose arm and quick arm action that generates a fastball that can reach 94 mph. His repertoire also includes a changeup and a power curveball. Because of his size, durability is an issue for some scouts.

Almonte is expected to play at third base or in the outfield. Yrizarri projects as a middle infielder.

The international signing period began on Tuesday. Each team is alotted a specific amount of money to spend based on their 2012 record.

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