Cardinals announce international signings

10 players from Dominican Republic, Mexico & Venezuela among the signees

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.