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Sox sign pair of top international pitching prospects

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BOSTON -- In moves that could have significant impact on the franchise in the coming years, the Red Sox officially announced the signings of two highly touted international pitching prospects Friday -- right-handers Anderson Espinoza and Christopher Acosta.

Espinoza was ranked the top international pitcher by MLB.com, and Espinoza was ranked second.

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BOSTON -- In moves that could have significant impact on the franchise in the coming years, the Red Sox officially announced the signings of two highly touted international pitching prospects Friday -- right-handers Anderson Espinoza and Christopher Acosta.

Espinoza was ranked the top international pitcher by MLB.com, and Espinoza was ranked second.

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In all, the Sox signed eight international prospects, a group that also included right-handers Nicolo Clemente, Jhosmar Cortez, Junior Espinoza and Roniel Raudes; lefty Luis Colmenares; and third baseman Elwin Tejeda.

All eight players are working out at the Red Sox' Dominican academy in El Toro.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne.

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