It’s July 2, and that means the international amateur free agent market is open for business. The Yankees expect to be major players today, so this thread will keep track of all the signings in one convenient location.
The Bombers have $5,398,300 in pool money to spend, and they can trade for up to $8,637,280 total. Those numbers are important to keep in mind, as top prospect Jasson Dominguez expects to command a payday north of $5 million.
- The Yankees have agreed to a record-breaking contract with outfielder Jasson Dominguez. Here’s our full story.
- According to Jesse Sanchez, the Yankees agreed to sign outfielder Jhon Diaz to a contract worth $1.2 million. The 5-foot-11, 160 lb has noticeable pop in his bat and good tools all around. MLB Pipeline says of the 18-year-old: “Among his biggest assets are his approach at the plate and his good bat speed through the strike zone. He consistently makes hard contact and he drives the ball to all fields. Scouts praise his smooth swing and hitting mechanics.”
- Baseball America reports the Yankees signed third baseman Enger Castellano out of the Dominican Republic.
- The Yankees officially announced all 11 signings. Diaz will likely sign after the Yankees add pool space, similarly to the Osiel Rodriguez deal last year.
Stay tuned for more updates!