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The Detroit Tigers dipped into the international market Wednesday, signing 17-year-old third-base prospect Pedro Martinez Jr., son of the former major-league starting pitcher, the team confirmed.

Martinez Jr. was one of the 120 prospects at the International Prospect Showcase in Santo Domingo, D.R. In contrast to his father, who's listed at 5-foot-11, the younger Martinez stands at 6-foot-2 and also has the ability to play first base.

"I'm taller than him," he said of his father in a 2016 interview with Cody Pace of MLB.com. "He probably will not admit that."

"... I don't really like pitching. I've been keeping up with the bat so far. I don't feel any need to change."

Martinez Jr. joins a long list of prospects whose fathers have played in the majors. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio (son of Craig), Bo Bichette (son of Dante), and Kacy Clemens (son of Roger) all play in the Toronto Blue Jays' system, while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Cal Quantrill (son of Paul) play with the San Diego Padres' affiliates.