Dodgers Sign Jesmuel Valentin

3:50 pm: The Dodgers have officially announced the signings of Valentin, Stripling, Rathjen, Hershiser, and seven other draft picks.

3:15 pm: Baseball America's Jim Callis says Valentin signed for the recommended slot value of $984,700.

1:20 pm: The Dodgers have signed their supplementary first round draft choice Jesmuel Valentin tweets Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Valentin, a middle infielder and teammate of the top overall pick Carlos Correa out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, was chosen 51st overall, a pick obtained for the loss of Rod Barajas. The recommended slot for the selection is $984,700.

The Dodgers, according to Hernandez, also signed their fifth round pick right-handed pitcher Thomas Stripling and their 11th rounder outfielder Jeremy Rathjen.  Hernandez tweets that Jordan Hershiser, son of Dodger great Orel Hershiser, also signed.  The younger Hershiser was the team's 34th round selection.


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