Socrates Brito Signs with Arizona Diamondbacks

Posted: 22nd February 2010 by Jeff Summers in MLB
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Melissa Segura of Sports Illustrated is reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Dominican OF Socrates Brito. The 17-year-old, left-handed hitting Brito will reportedly receive a six-figure contract from the club. The contract will also includes a scholarship allowing Brito to continue his education. The contract is uncharacteristically large from a Diamondbacks perspective, but the team felt confident based upon the scouting reports they received from its Latin American operations. Besides Brito, the Diamondbacks also offered a contract to 18-year-old shortstop, Edward Salcedo, who has been compared by some to New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez. They appear to have lost out on him when their $1 million offer was topped by the Atlanta Braves. Both players were highly recommende ...

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