Padres agree to terms with 17-year-old Cuban pitcher

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 16:27:37-04

SAN DIEGO - The Padres have agreed to terms with 17-year-old Cuban pitcher Adrian Morejon, pending a physical.

The left-hander led Cuba's 15-under league with 113 strikeouts in 68.0 innings in 2014, and had a 1.93 ERA while issuing 40 walks. Morejon was named most valuable player of the 15-under World Cup in Mexico, where he threw a complete game with 12 strikeouts in Cuba's 6-3 win over the U.S. in the gold-medal game.

Last year, Morejon pitched in several Cuban leagues. In 2014, he started six games in the Cuban National Series for Mayabeque, with a 4.88 ERA.

The Padres announced the agreement Friday.