O's sign Carlos Diaz, Jomar Reyes

Updated: January 30, 2014, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles have signed two teenagers they hope will be able to produce big offensive numbers.

Baltimore said Thursday it had purchased the contract of left-handed hitting first baseman Carlos Diaz from the Mexico City Reds and signed third baseman Jomar Reyes from the Dominican Republic.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Diaz is 17. The 6-4, 225-pound Reyes hits right-handed and is 16 years old.

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said both players are "very gifted hitters" and will start in the Gulf Coast League.


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