The Tampa Bay Rays signed 16-year-old Venezuelan pitcher Francisco Sanchez to a $675,000 contract. Sanchez is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound left-handed pitcher.
Sanchez is a 6'1", 180-pound left-handed pitcher. Teams are allowed to sign prospects once they turn 16 years old.
Entering the 2014 season, the Rays had the 26th-best farm system in MLB, according to Baseball Prospectus. In July, the Rays signed No. 1 international prospect Adrian Rondon, a shortstop, for $2.95 million.
- Paul Palladino