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Kansas City Royals Sign Cuban Player Ramon Hernandez Jorrin

The Kansas City Royals continue to mine for talent anywhere they can find it, and the latest signing to the minor league system that's already stocked and celebrated comes from Cuba with the announced deal for Ramon Hernandez Jorrin.

"We had a chance to watch him play in games and we liked him," general manager Dayton Moore said. "Several other teams were trying to sign him as well. He's not a big high-profile guy, but he's had some success in the Cuban professional league. He's been in our academy, our scouts like him and [international scout] Rene Francisco felt we should sign him."

Dick Kaegel writes, "Hernandez Jorrin, 24, is a corner outfielder with some power and a strong throwing arm, Moore said, and he's likely to start in Class A ball."