Tigers Sign Touted Int'l Venezuelan Catcher Escobar

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Tigers Sign Touted Int'l Venezuelan Catcher Escobar
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The Tigers have signed Venezuelan catcher Elys Escobar for $350,000. Escobar, 16, has good catch-and-throw skills and projects to stick behind the plate. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, he has a strong arm and average raw power from the right side.

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