The New York Yankees have signed left-hander Artur Strzalka to a seven-year minor league contract. He is the first player ever born and developed in Poland to get a contract with a MLB organization.
At the end of summer he will spent a few weeks in the Dominican Republic in an instructional league before returning to Poland to finish school. Next year he will move to Florida to begin his professional career.
The 18-year-old from Rybnik will play for Poland at the B-Level European Championship in Zurich and then also is participating in the MLB European Academy in Regensburg, Germany in August.