Although the Los Angeles Dodgers have been pretty quiet since the back-to-back blockbuster signings of Zack Greinke and Hyun-jin Ryu last month, the Dodgers continue to bolster their minor league system with international free agent signings.
A week after signing Mexican prospect Alfredo Amezaga, the Dodgers dipped into international waters once again, signing 17-year-old prospect Ariel Sandoval from the Dominican Republic.
According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, Sandoval’s signing includes a $150,000 bonus.
“Sandoval is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and impressed the Dodgers with his potential to hit for both average and power from the right side of the plate,” Badler wrote. “He’s an above-average runner who should begin his career in center field, though he has the arm strength to play right field if he outgrows the position.”