BLUE JAYS INTERNATIONAL SIGNINGS

By on August 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  COURTESY OF The TORONTO BLUE JAYS
TORONTO, ONTARIO
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
 
  The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed the following amateur free agents to professional contracts.
 
Name                         Pos.      Birthplace                                  Ht/Wt                 Birth date
Osuna, Roberto          RHP       Los Mochis, Mexico                             6’3”/230           2/7/1995
Becerra, Wuilmer         OF         Bejuma, Venezuela                              6’4”/190        10/1/1994
Gonzalez, Jesus           OF         Cumana, Venezuela                             6’1”/200           1/11/1995
Cordova, Manuel         RHP       Margarita, Venezuela                           6’3”/190            1/17/1995
Tirado, Alberto            RHP       Nagua, Dominican Republic                 6’1”/177         12/10/1994
Labourt, Jairo             LHP        Azua, Dominican Republic                   6’4”/200              3/7/1994
Del Rosario, Yeyfry      RHP       Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic        6’2”/180       5/27/1994
 
 
            OSUNA, BECERRA, GONZALEZ and CORDOVA were all ranked by Baseball America in the top 40 of projected signing bonus ranking 4th, 5th, 21st and 33rd respectively.
 
            OSUNA is the nephew of former Major Leaguer RHP Antonio Osuna, while BECERRA is the son of Wilmer Becerra, former Cardinals scout and well-known Venezuelan star.  Along with SS Dawel Lugo (6th ranked) and RHP Osmar Gutierrez, who both signed in July, the club has now signed a total of nine international free agents from Latin America.
 
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