Rays Sign Jose Mujica

The Rays agreed to sign right-handed pitcher Jose Mujica for $1MM, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.  Mujica is trained by Carlos Guillen at his academy in Venezuela.

The right-hander just celebrated his 16th birthday on June 29th and is rated by Baseball America as the best pitching prospect this year in Latin America.  Mujica had a strong showing in the MLB prospect showcase alongside top talent from Venezuela and Dominican Republic last February.  Guillen has said that Mujica's aggressiveness reminds him of Felix Hernandez and a young Freddy Garcia, writes Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com.


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