Report: Blue Jays sign international pitching prospect Eric Pardinho

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The Toronto Blue Jays have signed international pitching prospect Eric Pardinho, according to a report.

The five-foot-10, 155-pound native of Lucelia, Sao Paulo is ranked the No. 5 international prospect on MLB Pipeline.

A right-handed pitcher, Pardinho is armed with a fastball that has touched 95 mph, but usually hovers in the 90- to 93-mph range, according to The 16-year-old also throws a curveball, slider and changeup.

The deal is reportedly worth $1.4 million.


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