The San Francisco Giants signed 16-year-old Domincan centerfielder Gustavo Cabrera for 1.3 million, according to multiple reports.Cabrera, a right-handed hitter listed at 6 feet and 190 pounds, ranks No. 1 onMLB.coms list of international prospects and No. 5 on Baseball Americas rankings.Baseball Americas BenBadler, who first reported the signing, writes that several scouts believeCabrera has the best tools in Latin America.While Badler and others rave about Cabreras tools and athleticism, there isalso widespread skepticism about his bat becoming MLB-ready.Baseball America alsoreports that the Giants signed 16-year-old third baseman Natanael Javier out ofthe Dominican Republic.Javier, who ranks 11th on MLB.coms international prospects list,signed for 475,000.International signing rules have changed under the newCollective Bargaining Agreement. For 2012 only, each MLB team is allowed 2.9million for international free agents and faces penalties for spending more. Startingnext year, the allotment will be based on each teams winning percentage fromthe prior season.Click below for video of Cabrera working out at a Giants training camp in the Dominican Republicless than a month ago.
Anything you can do, I can do better.
A day after the Giants called up top prospect Christian Arroyo, the Dodgers have summoned their top prospect Cody Bellinger.
Like Arroyo, Bellinger is 21 years old. But the Dodgers' first base prospect is more highly touted.
Entering the 2017 season, Baseball America had Bellinger ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in baseball while ESPN's Keith Law had him at No. 6. Since the beginning of the season, with prospects ahead of him graduating to the major leagues, Bellinger moved up to No. 3 on Law's list.
Arroyo and Bellinger are getting a taste of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry right away. Arroyo made his debut Monday and batted sixth. On Tuesday, Bellinger is batting eighth against Ty Blach and playing left field.
In 18 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, Bellinger hit .343/.429/.627 with four doubles, five home runs, 15 RBI and seven stolen bases.
To make room on the 25-man roster, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Brett Eibner to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Joe Gunkel was designated for assignment.
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A day after going 0-for-4 in his major league debut, Christian Arroyo gets to face Clayton Kershaw Tuesday and he's batting second.
Los Angeles Dodgers:
1. Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
2. Corey Seager (L) SS
3. Justin Turner (R) 3B
4. Yasiel Puig (R) RF
5. Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
6. Yasmani Grandal (S) C
7. Chris Taylor (R) 2B
8. Cody Bellinger (L) LF
9. Clayton Kershaw (L) P
San Francisco Giants:
1. Hunter Pence (R) RF
2. Christian Arroyo (R) 3B
3. Eduardo Nunez (R) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Nick Hundley (R) C
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Ty Blach (R) P