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Houston Astros sign little league pitcher, may promote him to majors this season

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In an unprecedented and unexpected move, the Houston Astros signed 11-year-old little league pitcher Jeff Ward to a multi-year contract on Friday, May 17.

Ward, a left-handed starter boasting a 0.83 ERA with seven wins through 12 starts, will begin his major league career much sooner than he or anyone else expected.

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