By: Mike Vukovcan

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

John Dreker of 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.

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