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Braves sign Dominican shortstop Edward Salcedo

The Atlanta Braves signed 18-year old shortstop Edward Salcedo to a free agent contract and have assigned him to their minor league camp.

At 6-foot-3, Salcedo has a lot of room to grow and become a solid all around player for the Braves. He possesses an advanced approach at the plate and has solid range in the field. 

We feel that Edward is one of this year's most talented prospects," said Almaraz. "He has outstanding makeup and the combination of his fielding and hitting ability make him one of the top international players we've seen in a while." 

Salcedo is likely to report to Single-A after Spring Training.