Pirates sign OF Michael DeLaCruz

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed 16-year-old Michael DeLaCruz, a non-drafted free agent outfielder from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The announcement was made by Rene Gayo, the Pirates Director of Latin American Scouting.

"We are very excited to sign Michael," said Gayo. "He is a young player with now tools that are still developing. He is also an instinctive and aggressive performer with a very strong opportunity to be a five-tool player. I want to thank and congratulate Scouting Supervisor Juan Mercado and our staff for doing such a fine job on the acquisition of this player."