Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 7/2/13
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Nicolas Pierre Figueroa for 800,000, according to Baseball America. Tuesday marked the first day of baseball's international signing period, and the Brewers didn't waste much time jumping on Pierre Figueroa. Ranked as the 28th best international prospect by MLB.com and 20th overall by Baseball America, the center fielder is 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds. MLB.com says Pierre Figueroa has all the tools scouts are looking for, has proved he can hit in games, but will need to get stronger after signing with a big league team. A native of San Pedro de Marcoris in the Dominican Republic, Pierre Figueroa has played in the International Prospect League. According to Baseball America, he's trained with Nelson Montes de Oca. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter
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