Dominican shortstop Christopher Tamarez has agreed to terms with the Yankees for $650,000.
Tamarez, 16, is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound rigthanded hitter who played in the Dominican Prospect League. Tamarez has a wiry frame and was considered one of the better overall athletes in Latin America this year. Tamarez received the fourth-highest confirmed bonus for a Dominican prospect since the international signing period opened on July 2 behind Astros outfielder Ariel Ovando ($2.6 million), Mariners outfielder Phillips Castillo ($2.2 million) and Rays outfielder Yoel Araujo ($800,000).
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