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Mariners sign 17-year-old Dominican prospect for $140,000

Jan 15, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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They haven’t done much in free agency, but the Mariners have spent $140,000 to sign 17-year-old outfielder Luis Liberato out of the Dominican Republic.

Ben Badler of Baseball America describes the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Liberato as having “a mature approach to hitting from the left side with gap power and advanced baseball instincts for his age.” For now he’s a center fielder, but Badler writes that he could wind up in a corner spot eventually.

  1. denny65 - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Gotta hand it to the Mariners’ farm system; none better in the Majors, IMO.

    The Big Team? Forget it, but the farm is a’hoppin’. Safeco seems to be the place where phenoms go to die. Exhibit A? Dustin Ackley.

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