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Athletics announce the signing of 16 international free agents

The list includes infielder Edgar Montero and outfielder Jose Ramos who are both ranked in the top 50 by

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The Oakland Athletics announced Friday the signings of 16 international free agents including top 50 international prospects Edgar Montero and Jose Ramos. The group includes eight from Venezuela, two from the Dominican Republic, two from Mexico, one from Cuba, one from Panama, one from Colombia and one from Aruba.

The complete list of players is below:

  • Nathan Arends, RHP, Papilon, Aruba
  • Yohandri Contreras, RHP, Santa Barbara de Zulia, Venezuela
  • Brayan Cota, 3B, Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Samuel Gonzalez, SS, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Celso Lopez, RHP, San Carlos, Venezuela
  • Erick Matos, RHP, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
  • Hugo Meraz Trejo, Culiacán Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Edgar Montero, SS, Azua, Dominican Republic
  • Azzael Pacheco, C, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Jose Parra, LHP, Las Vegas, Venezuela
  • Alejandro Pereira, C, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Luis Plicet, RHP, Panama City, Panama
  • Jose Ramos, OF, Carora, Venezuela
  • Sebastian Rojas, OF, Palo Negro, Venezuela
  • Oliver Sirotti Vasquez, RHP, Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Franco Zabaleta, LHP, Cartagena, Colombia