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Royals sign a pair of international prospects

16-year old outfielders Erick Pena and Roger Leyton join the organization
July 3, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Major League Baseball’s International signing period began on Tuesday and today the Kansas City Royals announced they have signed two players, 16-year old outfielders Erick Pena and Roger Leyton to contracts. Per club policy the terms of which are not disclosed. Pena, a 6-2, 190 lb.,

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Major League Baseball’s International signing period began on Tuesday and today the Kansas City Royals announced they have signed two players, 16-year old outfielders Erick Pena and Roger Leyton to contracts. Per club policy the terms of which are not disclosed.

Pena, a 6-2, 190 lb., left-handed hitter, is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, had made a verbal commitment to play collegiately at Florida International University. He has participated in Perfect Game Showcase and was named to the 14U National Showcase Top Prospect List.

Leyton, a 6-1, 170 lb., right-handed hitter, was born in Managua, Nicaragua and has been attending Colegio Leonardo Sepulveda. He has been playing this year for Boer in his native Nicaragua.