Astros Sign Dominican Lefty Junior Garcia

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Astros Sign Dominican Lefty Junior Garcia
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The Astros have signed Junior Garcia, a 17-year-old lefthander from the Dominican Republic, for $200,000. Garcia, who trained with Ramon Genao (known as "Papiro"), played in a few different events run by Major League Baseball. At 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Garcia is a strike-thrower who has seen his fastball climb from 83-85 mph to 86-88 mph as he's gained weight. He stands out for his pitchability, mixes in a curveball that has a chance to be an average to solid-average pitch as well as an occasional changeup...

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