Marlins make several early international deals

MIAMI — The Marlins are making moves on the international signing front.

On Wednesday, the first day to sign international players, Miami agreed to deals with Venezuelan outfielder Anderson Castro and Dominican Republic outfielder Christian Capellan.

Miami also has a deal with Venezuelan shortstop Andres Villalobo.

The top two pitchers to commit are right-handers Jesus Guerrero from Panama and Luis Mujica from the Dominican Republic.

Castro is a raw tools talent, with a strong throwing arm, and a lot of power.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the front office have increased the budget and commitment to international players, and Miami feels it is adding three potential impact players in Castro, Capellan and Villalobo.

Joe Frisaro

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