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Blue Jays reportedly sign Cuban prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Yunielkis Gurriel #19 of Cuba plays the WBSC Premier 12 match between Cuba and Taiwan at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Taichung, Taiwan.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly signed Cuban free-agent infield prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Multiple reports Friday said the team and Gurriel had agreed to a "multi-year deal."

The 23-year-old was declared a free agent by MLB in August.

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Investigation: The Gurriel brothers are knocking on the door of the big leagues

Gurriel, the younger brother of Astros infielder Yulieski Gurriel, has a career .277 batting average over 1,098 career plate appearances in Cuba's Serie Nacional.

He batted .344 with a .407 on-base percentage in Cuba last season with a career-high 10 home runs and 53 RBIs in 59 games.

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