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Padres International Signing Day Primer

Jonathan Galvez signed last July 2

The San Diego Padres work in the Dominican Republic has taken significant strides in recent years and could be poised to make an even bigger jump this year. No player is off-limits because of monetary concerns, according to international scouting director Randy Smith. As a result, things could get interesting on July 2.

We know that the international signing period lasts through the season, but as we gear up for the official start of this year with July 2 signing, how does the process all come together? Randy Smith: To me, the international signing day is almost like the Letter of Intent day for college football. It takes a lot of legwork working up to the day to actually get these guys signed. A lot of it is...

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