The Astros have signed Venezuelan shortstop Arturo Michelena for $220,000.
Michelena, a 16-year-old out of Maracaibo, is 6 feet, 165 pounds and has represented his country during international youth tournaments. He's a righthanded hitters with good hand-eye coordination and defensive actions. You can read Michelena's complete scouting report (BA subscribers only) and see information on other top international prospects eligible to sign beginning today.
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