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Wilson Amador
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SSHouston Astros  
July 27, 2013
Amador, 16, who recently signed with the Astros as an international free agent, will miss approximately six months following surgery to repair a fractured growth plate in his elbow, the Houston Chronicle reports.
"Amador is a premium athlete, and one of the top shortstops in this year's class," said Astros director of international scouting Oz Ocampo. "Our scouts have observed Amador in numerous workout and game situations in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Florida since he was 14 years old. Defensively, he's nicknamed "El Gato" because of his quick feet, soft hands, and a quick transfer. Offensively, Amador shows the physical tools to hit and has a very aggressive approach." Considering his age, Amador is likely a half-decade away from the big league radar but will likely begin his career as an Astro in the Dominican Summer League, after recovering from his elbow procedure.