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Yankees Sign Nicaraguan Pitchers Corby McCoy, Luis Garcia

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The New York Yankees have signed a pair of left-handers out of Nicaragua, Luis Garcia and Corby McCoy, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.

New York signed the 16-year-old southpaw McCoy, who Badler considers to be one of the top pitchers from Nicaragua in this year’s July 2 class, for $150,000. He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds with what Badler calls "an athletic, projectable body." Badler notes that McCoy’s velocity has been inconsistent, ranging from 85-88 mph, but the teenager has recently hit as high as 91 mph on the radar gun. Badler says McCoy’s breaking ball is "in its nascent stages."

Garcia, also 16 years old, was signed for $50,000. Badler lists him as "a raw, projectable lefty with a 6-foot-4, 185-pounds frame and an 85-88 mph fastball."

Beyond Garcia and McCoy, the Yankees also signed two of Baseball America’s top-five international prospects earlier this summer; catcher Luis Torrens and outfielder Alexander Palma.