Padres Sign Jose Ruiz

The Padres have signed Venezuelan catcher Jose Ruiz for $1.1MM, according to Baseball America's Ben Badler.

Ruiz is a 16-year-old right-handed hitter from Guacara, Venezuela.  Scouts considered Ruiz one of the top catchers in Latin America this year because of his projectable 6-foot-2, 180 pound frame.  He also boasts advanced defense and raw power.

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