Updated: Rockies Sign Six International Free Agents On First Day
The International Signing Period opened on Monday, and the Rockies agree to terms with six players, according to Baseball America. Baseball America is withholding the bonus figures for Venezuelan players at the request of the families.
The players the Rockies signed, according to Baseball America are:
Juan Guerrero, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 19 prospect)
Warming Bernabel, ss, Dominican Republic (No. 33 prospect)
Pedro Motas, ss, Dominican Republic -- $900,000 signing bonus
Jairo Custodio, of, Dominican Republic -- $150,000 signing bonus
Aiverson Rodriguez, ss, Venezuela
Robert Mendoza, c, Venezuela
An international player is eligible to sign with a Major League team between July 2 through June 15 of the next year if he is 17 or will turn 17 by the end of the first season of his contract.
Clubs that receive a Competitive Balance Pick in Round B of the MLB Draft receive a pool of $6,025,400, while clubs that receive a Competitive Balance Pick in Round A of the Draft receive $5,504,500. All other clubs receive $4,983,500.
Teams are allowed to trade as much of their international pool money as they would like but can only acquire 75 percent of a team's initial pool amount. Additionally, signing bonuses of $10,000 or less do not count toward a club's bonus pool, and foreign professional players who are at least 25 years of age and have played in a foreign league for at least six seasons are also exempt.
$6,025,400: Reds, Marlins, Brewers, Twins, Athletics, Rays
$5,504,500: D-backs, Orioles, Indians, Rockies, Royals, Pirates, Padres
$4,983,500: Braves, Red Sox, Cubs, White Sox, Tigers, Astros, Angels, Dodgers, Yankees, Mets, Mariners, Giants, Rangers, Blue Jays, Nationals