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Farm Fresh: Calhoun, Cotton in MLB Futures Game

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By Bart Harvey

Second baseman Willie Calhoun and right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton were both selected to play in this year’s MLB Futures Game. The game will be played on July 10 at Petco Park, two days prior to the All-Star Game.

  • The 21-year old Calhoun, featured recently at Dodger Insider, has a .799 OPS for Double-A Tulsa, despite a recent 1-for-24 slump, with 14 home runs in 74 games.
  • Cotton allowed four runs in five innings Sunday, but still has 82 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings this year for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Highlights from the Dodger farm system for June 27 follow …

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Dodgers announce six international signings

By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers have officially signed six players since the Wednesday opening of the international signing period:

  • Jhoan Calderon, 16 (born September 14, 1997), a 6-foot-3, 200-pound outfielder from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Leonardo Crawford, 17 (born February 2, 1997), a 6-foot, 180-pound left-handed pitcher from Managua, Nicaragua
  • Romer Cuadrado, 16 (born September 12, 1997), a 6-4, 185-pound oiutfielder from Monagas, Venezuela
  • Eric Meza, 16 (born March 5, 1998), a 6-2, 190-pound first baseman from Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Felix Osorio, 17 (born November 13, 1996), a 6-3, 188-pound outfielder from Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Jefrey Souffront, 17 (born May 23, 1997), a 6-1, 190-pound shortstop from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

This period allows for the singing of international players not eligible for the annual MLB amateur draft. Each team has a finite bonus pool that they can pay from, based up on the previous season’s record, though teams can trade for dollars to increase that pool. Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. and Dustin Nosler of Dodgers Digest have more.

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