The White Sox have continued to sign international free agents, adding 11 to their previous total.
This afternoon, the club announced the signing of 11 additional players who were international free agents – all teenagers from Venezuela. They spent a total of $1.235M on these players, still leaving them with over $1.5M in international cap space to use.
The players signed were as follows, with their signing bonuses in parentheses:
- Angelo Hernandez, C ($500,000)
- Stiven Flores, C ($250,000)
- Elias Riera, C ($35,000)
- Javier Mogollon, INF ($35,000)
- Eyke Ugueto, INF ($60,000)
- Adrian Hil, INF ($40,000)
- Marcelo Alcala, OF ($50,000)
- Oscar Hernandez, RHP ($75,000)
- Jose Malave, RHP ($50,000)
- Jordany Chirinos, RHP ($50,000)
- Fabian Ysalla, RHP ($50,000)
With this, the White Sox have now signed a total of 19 international free agents. You can read about the first set here.
The only one of these moves that was previously announced was the signing of Angelo Hernandez, which was reported during the beginning of the signing period a few weeks ago.
In total, the club added three catchers, three infielders, an outfielder, and four right-handed pitchers.
White Sox fans have been looking for the organization to adopt a strategy similar to the one they are employing this year: signing more players – as well as younger players – rather than spending all of their international cap space on just 1-2 players who are in their 20s. Still, with nearly $1.5M left to spend, the White Sox likely still have a few moves lined up. Whether all of that money is dedicated to one player or a multitude of players remains to be seen.
As further moves are made public, we will continue to provide updates.
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Cool, how about a RF, 2B, & SP (with out assault charges pending) for the mlb club.