After the Texas Rangers’ international spending spree last year, the club will be limited in what it can spend this season as the 2014-15 international signing period begins July 2.
Three of its 2013 signings are in the team’s top 20 prospects, according to MLB.com. Those players include shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri, outfielder Jose Almonte and right-handed pitcher Marcos Diplan. MLB Pipeline says those three players and the rest of the Rangers’ signings cost the club $8.42 million in bonuses.
MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan wrote on July 1 that the team from Arlington will have a budget of about $2 million and cannot spend more than $250,000 on any player. Considering the No. 28 international prospect got a $750,000 deal from the Chicago White Sox, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Rangers will most certainly be limited in the size of talent they can sign.
Here is the latest news and rumors concerning the Rangers on the international front. This will be updated periodically as the club signs players.