Press Release: Cardinals Announce International Signings

ST. LOUIS, MO., July 3, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of 10 free-agent players representing the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Venezuela from the first day of Major League Baseball’s international signing period for 2017-18.   Four outfielders, three catchers, two shortstops and a right-handed pitcher were among the signees.

A complete listing of the Cardinals international player signings is below:

Last, First Name Pos. B/T HT WT Season DOB Age Hometown
Cruz, Adanson OF R/R 6-1 172 2018 10/6/2000 16 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Cruz, Jesus RHP RHP 6-2 225 2017 4/15/1995 22 San Luis de Potosi, Mexico
De Los Santos, Joerlin CF R/R 5-11 175 2018 9/16/2000 16 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Del Villar, Darlyn SS R/R 6-0 180 2018 11/8/2000 16 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Mora, Sander SS R/R 5-8 162 2018 2/23/2001 16 San Felipe, Venezuela
Orecchia, Jesus C R/R 6-1 186 2018 4/22/2001 16 Maracay, Venezuela
Pena, Leudy OF L/R 6-3 197 2018 11/17/2000 16 Nigua, Dominican Republic
Rodriguez, Gustavo OF R/R 6-1 182 2018 1/24/2000 17 Mao, Dominican Republic
Rodriguez, Luis C R/R 5-11 167 2018 2/26/2000 17 Punto Fijo, Venezuela
Zapata, Jose C R/R 5-11 195 2018 2/14/2001 16 Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela

All of the announced player signings are final and each of the players has passed their physical and the required MLB background checks.

-STL-

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