Blue Jays sign Dominican

    TORONTO, July 23 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS completed the signing of
SS GUSTAVO PIERRE as an International Free Agent.
    PIERRE, a 16 year old from La Romana Dominican Republic is a right-handed
hitting shortstop, standing at 6'1 and weighing 180 pounds. He will attend the
Blue Jays academy in Domincan Republic.

    "We are excited about this signing. Gustavo is a very, very good athlete
with a lot of tools and a polished bat for a 16-year old. He is the kind of
player you notice when you walk in a ballpark."

    - Marco Paddy Director of Scouting, Latin America Operations.

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