Padres sign 17-year-old Cuban lefty Perez

The Padres have agreed to terms on a contract with Cuban left-handed pitcher Ramon Perez, the club announced Thursday.

Perez, 17, won a gold medal while playing for the 15-Under Cuban National Team in the 15-Under World Cup in Mexico in 2014.

The Guantanamo native is 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. He pitched in Serie Nacional, Cuba's top professional league, for Indios de Guantanamo in 2014.

Perez has been training in the Dominican Republic for the past year.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.