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Scouting MLN: Latest International Signings

Scouting report on new Australian signee Saupold

With the new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place and the rules regarding international signings about to go into effect, the Tigers have signed a host of international players over the last few weeks, hoping to get them on board before they count against their 2012 spending cap.

The Tigers were most aggressive in Latin America, signing four players out of the Dominican Republic and two more out of Venezuela. The club also inked a pitcher out of Australia and is working toward signing another Venezuelan prospect. Three pitchers were the primary target in the Dominican, highlighted by 17-year old right-hander Juan Alcantara. At 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds he has an extremely...

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