The Indians signed 16-year old catcher Martin Cervenka to a non-drafted minor league contract. The Indians discovered the Czech catcher while evaluating players at Major League Baseball European Academy in Italy. Cervenka will continue to play with his club team in Prague until he is nineteen, spending summers at Academy's in Australia. However, the Indians like his raw tools and hope that this long term project will ultimately help the Indians and open a floodgate to more European players coming to the MLB.
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