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By Liz Alper

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July 20, 2016 (San Diego) - As part of a major project by Padres general manager A.J. Preller to increase the number of international prospects in the Padres' farm system, the Padres have signed 19-year-old Cuban prospect Jorge Ona for $7 million, the Union Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

Ona, an outfielder, was declared a free agent by the MLB on Tuesday, is the second Cuban the Padres have signed this month.  Left-hander Adrian Morejon signed on July 7.

Ona is expected to start in the Padres' organization next season in single-A Fort Wayne.

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