Major League Baseball says a female 16-year-old French shortstop has been added to the sport's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed starting July 2.

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Melissa Mayeux is with Europe's team at the USA Baseball National Team Championship in Jupiter, Florida.

MLB said Monday it believes Mayeux is the first female player added to its international registration list. The sport's international signing period runs from July 2 through June 15.