February 22, 2010
Melissa Segura of Sports Illustrated is reporting the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Socrates Brito from the Dominican Republic. Brito, a 17-year-old left-handed hitting outfielder reportedly will received a six-figure contract from the Diamondbacks.
The contract will also include a scholarship to allow Brito to continue his education. The contract is uncharacteristically large from a Diamondbacks perspective but he team felt confident in the financial commitment based upon the amount of scouting and reports the team received from its Latin American operations.