The Braves added another promising pitching prospect to their stable of young arms by signing 16-year-old Dominican right-hander Mauricio Cabrera.
The Boston Red Sox were among other teams that pursued Cabrera, who is the younger brother of Cubs Double-A pitching prospect Alberto Cabrera.
Braves general manager Frank Wren confirmed the signing, but declined to comment on the amount of Cabrera’s signing bonus.
Baseball America reported that Cabrera received a “high six-figure” bonus.
Cabrera is 6-foot-2 and about 180 pounds, and scouts say he features a curveball, relatively advanced change-up (for a pitcher so young), and a fastball that’s been clocked in the upper-80-mph range.