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According to Baseball America, the Cubs rank eighth among Major League teams with an international bonus pool of $2,230,700. The 2015-16 signing period begins July 2. The bonus pools are determined based on reverse order of winning percentage from 2014. The majority of signings come from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. In 2013, the Cubs spent heavily on international players, signing the Nos. 1-2 prospects, Eloy Jimenez ($2.8 million) and Gleyber Torres ($1.7 million).
Iowa had Monday off, and returns to action Tuesday against New Orleans. Dae-Eun Rhee is scheduled to start.
Albert Almora and Addison Russell were both 4-for-6 in Tennessee’s 11-8 win over Birmingham. The win moved the Smokies into first place in the North Division. Eduardo Figueroa gave up five runs over six innings and picked up the win. Lars Anderson hit his first home run, driving in two runs. Almora scored three runs and drove in two, and Russell scored once and drove in one. Dustin Geiger had two hits, three walks and three RBIs.
Juan Paniagua gave up two hits over six scoreless innings in Daytona’s 7-0 win over Bradenton. Wilson Contreras had three hits and two RBIs. Billy McKinney added two hits and drove in two.
Kane County totaled seven hits in a 2-1 loss to West Michigan. Shawon Dunston had two doubles and drove in the Cougars’ only run.
Trevor Clifton gave up four earned runs over 3 2/3 innings in Boise’s 6-1 loss to Hillsboro. The Hawks were 0-for-6 with RISP.
Gleyber Torres had three hits and drove in two in Mesa’s 12-6 loss to the Diamondbacks. C.J. Edwards gave up one run on one hit and three walks over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Kevonte Mitchell had his fifth multi-hit game, going 3-for-5.
Eloy Jimenez and Gleyber Torres were ranked Nos. 1 and 3 among MLB.com’s top 30 international prospects, and both signed with the Cubs this summer. To read about how they’re adjusting to pro baseball and life in the U.S., check out my story on Cubs.com. The two 16-year-olds are incredibly talented and should be huge contributors in years to come.
– Carrie Muskat
MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports the Cubs have signed 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Gleyber Torres to a $1.7 million deal. Torres ranked third among international prospects on MLB.com’s list. According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, Torres has drawn comparisons to Freddy Sanchez. MLB.com’s scouting report says Torres “does everything well” and is the top player from Venezuela in this year’s class.
The Cubs also have reportedly signed Dominican right-handed pitcher Jefferson Mejia for $850,000. Mejia, 18, pitched at the Rays’ Dominican academy in January in the International Prospect League All-Star game, according to Badler.