• Queensland teenager Jack Barrie has signed with Major League Baseball team the Minnesota Twins. (AAP)
To celebrate his 18th birthday, Queensland teenager Jack Barrie has signed with Major League Baseball franchise the Minnesota Twins.
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AAP
24 Feb 2014 - 8:46 AM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2014 - 11:44 AM

Talented Queensland teenager Jack Barrie has signed a lucrative deal with Major League Baseball outfit the Minnesota Twins on his 18th birthday.

The contract, confirmed on Monday, is believed to be worth six figures.

Barrie was a standout for Queensland's gold medal-winning Bandits in last month's under-18 national championships in Canberra, where he was awarded the tournament's Golden Bat.

The infielder became one of few players to claim a cycle - hitting a single, double, triple and home run in the same game.

Barrie's mum, Nicole, said she is ecstatic for her son.

"Jack has practised and practised and practised; he eats, sleeps and breathes baseball," she said.

"It is wonderful to see his hard work has paid off, but this is only the beginning of a long road and Jack knows if he is going to go all the way, he has to work even harder."

The 18-year-old will head to the US in March for Spring training.