Pirates

Pirates Sign International Free Agent

By: Mike Vukovcan
Pirates GM Neal Huntington

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pirates have gone to new territory for signing a free agent: Guatemala.

John Dreker of Pirateprospects.com is reporting that the Bucs have signed their first player from Guatemala, first baseman Dennis Hurtarte.

Dreker says that a number of teams watched Hurtarte during workouts in both the Dominican and in Florida.

Hurtarte has played five years in a baseball academy called Galvez Sobral in Guatemala and is someone scouts have known about for sometime.

Hurtarte is just the 3rd player from the country to sign a pro contract.

For some video of Hurtarte check out Pirateprospects.com.