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The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that Dominican prospect Pedro Martinez Jr., the son of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, has inked with the franchise as part Mo Alexander Womens Jersey of the international signing period. A source told ESPN Deportes that Martinez received a bonus of more than $750,000, in addition to student fees, for signing a minor league deal with the Tigers. The announcement was made in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, during a news conference with the Martinez family and Tom Moore, director of international operations for the Tigers organization"This is a dream come true," Martinez said. "I wanted to be a professional player and extend the Martinez dynasty. Being part of the Martinez family is not a pressure, it's a motivation for me. Now I'm going to focus on my career and try to make a name for myself." Unlike his father and uncles Ramon and Jesus Martinez, who were all pitchers, the 17-year-old prospect is a third baseman, and scouts say he has good defense and contact batting and can hit for relative power"Obviously, the boy has physical talent, a great work ethic and a high level of education," Moore said. "But also, he is the son of the great Pedro Martinez." The elder Martinez said he wanted his son's move to pro ball to come on one condition: that the organization that signed him let him finish high school, which was something the Tigers accepted without question. "The Tigers understood the benefit of my son not leaving school," he said. The prospect just started his final year of high school in the http://www.ramsofficialsonline.com/Nolan_Cromwell_Jersey_CheapDominican Republic. The plan is for Martinez to report to the Detroit baseball academy in the Dominican Republic and to have time to do his homework. He'll then focus entirely on baseball when he graduates in 2018. The elder Martinez won two Cy Young Awards with the Boston Red Sox and one with the Montreal Expos, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015. "Today, I feel very proud to be a father and I am very happy for my son, and thank God for allowing the Martinez legacy to be spread in baseball," he saidLOS ANGELES -- Josh Rosen quietly reconnected this summer with his most notable skeptic: Trent Dilfer, the theatrically opinionated former NFL quarterback who in recent years has reinvented himself as a youth quarterback guru. Their reconciliation came during the Elite 11 competition for the nation's top high school quarterbacks, three years after their first encounter there when Dilfer fumed about Rosen's resistance to his training methods. Dilfer's frustration with the aggressively inquisitive Rosen would become the top storyline of the Elite 11 documentary broadcast months later. "Josh, you were the most talked about person this week by far," Dilfer said in the penultimate scene of the show. "Everybody http://www.authenticflyerstore.com/authentic-27-ron-hextall-jersey.html keeps coming back [to], 'Does he think he knows more than us?' " Rosen, then generally considered the nation's top quarterback in the Class of 2015, finished last among the 11 quarterbacks chosen in the finaleAt the invitation of the Elite 11 organizers, Rosen returned in June as one of the college counselors for the high-profile camp. Dilfer was impressed Rosen accepted the offer, a hint at a thaw in their relationship. By the time the camp was over, Dilfer had become as much a fan of Rosen the man as he was the quarterback. "I have nothing but good things to say about him," Dilfer said. "I've grown to appreciate how he's aware of his impact, his words, his influence, and he's aware of his talent and how good he can be." Rosen's growth between those Elite 11s -- from local phenom to star quarterback at UCLA -- was the theme of his address to the teen prodigies in attendance, a tale that included the highs and the lows of the past three years. He was, to Dilfer and the camp organizers, a model alumnus. Yet as Rosen made clear that summer day and in a handful of public comments since, he aspires to be an atypical Golden Boy, less a bland company man and more an unapologetic advocate. He created headlines most recently, in an interview last month with Bleacher Report, saying, "football and school don't go together" and "at some point, universities have to do more to prepare players for university life and help them succeed beyond football." In a time of increasing social unrest and political dissension, Rosen has purposefully positioned himself to be a different sort of leading man. "It's kind of the position that you are in as an athlete," Rosen said, "and you would hope everyone in the world would stick up for each other." For all of the promise he shows on the football field (he's projected as one of the top prospects in whichever NFL draft that he enters, 2018 or 2019), many who are close to him -- and some who aren't -- predict his Scott Laughton Youth Jersey biggest impact probably will come away from it

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