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Cardinals overseas signees: More than Serrano

Andres Serrano: The biggest take

The St. Louis Cardinals have added or are adding 12 new international players and released five. One new name, left-hander Erick Hurtado, is especially notable.

The challenge of reporting on international signings is a considerable one. Even after tentative contractual agreements are put in place between club and player, months can elapse. Checking into background, age, identity, drug use and physical condition can be arduous and time-consuming. Take the St. Louis Cardinals and Dominican pitcher Andres Serrano. The 17-year-old right-hander agreed to... Recommended Stories

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