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SS Marco Luciano among Giants' international class for 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- Power-hitting shortstop Marco Luciano from the Dominican Republic is among 11 international prospects to sign with the San Francisco Giants.

The club announced the deals Monday as the international signing period began.

Luciano, 16, is highly regarded as one of the top international prospects in the 2018 class. The Giants posted a photo on their Twitter account of a smiling Luciano in a team uniform and hat while signing his paperwork.

The contracts were pending physicals.

Cuban center fielder Jairo Pomares and right fielder Luis Matos of Venezuela also were part of the Giants' international class for this year.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.