MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers announced that they have agreed to terms with nine players from the international signing period, which began Saturday.
The deals, which were announced by Brewers Director of Latin American Scouting Manny Batista, were with these players:
RHP Jeison Medina, DOB 12/06/1996, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
RHP Brayan Salaya, 02/13/2000, Caracas, Venezuela
C Roberto Molina, 12/07/1999, Merida, Venezuela
SS Victor Maria, 09/22/1999, San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic
SS Jean Carlos Cruz, 10/27/1999, Bani, Dominican Republic
SS Jean Carmona, 10/31/1999, Sosua, Dominican Republic
OF Pablo Abreu, 10/19/1999, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
OF Francis Florentino, 10/13/1999, Cotui, Dominican Republic
OF Anderson Melendez, 05/31/2000, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
The team said Abreu is rated as the 29th-best prospect and Carmona the 30th-best prospect on MLB.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list.
Biloxi deal extended
The Brewers also recently announced a two-year player development contract extension with the Biloxi Shuckers. The new agreement ensures that the team’s Double-A affiliate will remain in Biloxi through the 2020 season.
“The Brewers and Shuckers have a great partnership and we are excited about this extension,” Brewers Farm Director Tom Flanagan said in a news release. “MGM Park is one of the premier ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball and we look forward to playing there for years to come.”
Biloxi has been the home of the Brewers Double-A affiliate since the start of the 2015 season.
The Shuckers have seen 19 members of the organization be named All-Stars in just two years. Last season, Biloxi made it to the Southern League Championship, but ultimately fell in the final game of a five-game series.