SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Adrian Morejon. The agreement with Morejon is pending a physical. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller made the announcement.
"To bring a player of Adrian's talent into our system is a tremendous addition," said Preller. "With the commitment from ownership through our amateur acquisitions in both the MLB Draft and International market, we're excited about the depth we've added this year to our player development system."
The 17-year-old led Cuba's 15-Under league with 113 strikeouts in 68.0 innings in 2014, posting a 1.93 ERA against just 40 walks. Morejon was later named Most Valuable Player of the 15-Under World Cup in Mexico, tossing a complete game with 12 strikeouts in Cuba's 6-3 victory over the United States in the gold medal game. Also in 2014, he appeared in six games, all starts, in the Cuban National Series for Mayabeque, posting a 4.88 ERA (13 ER, 24.0 IP) as a 15-year-old. In 2015, he pitched in several Cuban leagues.