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Brewers to sign Correa

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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers said today they have agreed to terms on a free agent contract with Ramser Correa, a highly sought right-handed pitcher from Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Brewers scouting coordinator Dan Duquette said Correa, 16, a 6-5, 215-pounder, will sign a contract Sunday at 2 p.m. at San Anton Field in Carolina.

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Felix Delgado, Brewers' Latin America supervisor, will sign him to a 1987 contract that will have him pitch in Helena, Mont., the Brewers' rookie team in the Pioneer League, Duquette said.

Correa pitched this spring for the Carolina Cowboys, a Class A amateur league in Puerto Rico. He was 6-0 with a 1.79 ERA in seven games, completing all of them. He worked in 40.1 innings and allowed 22 hits, 16 runs, eight earned runs and 20 walks while striking out 60 batters.

Correa's brother, Edwin, 21, the youngest pitcher in the American League, and Brewer pitcher Juan Nieves pitched for the same American Legion team in 1981 in Carolina.

The Brewers were one of several teams trying to sign Correa. He will remain in Puerto Rico to complete his final year of high school and will report to Helena the first week of July.

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