Shortstop Nadir Ljatifi of the Untouchables Paderborn is going to sign with the Cincinnati Reds. He becomes the ninth player from Germany to be under contract with a MLB organization. The 16-year-old is a member of the German Junior National Team and batted .296/.412/.370 with nine runs and eight RBI in nine games for the U’s in Germany’s second division. In the German Baseball-Bundesliga he made two appearances for Paderborn during this year’s regular season. Even though Baseball America has already confirmed the transaction, the signing apparently is not yet official.
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