Wendell Rijo, the No. 10 international prospect for July 2, has signed with the Red Sox for $575,000, according to an announcement from the Dominican Prospect League.
Rijo, a 16-year-old righthanded hitter, is around 5-foot-11, 195 pounds and is one of the more polished baseball players in the Dominican Republic. He trained with Victor Brus and played in the DPL, although he’s been out of action since he injured his knee during the DPL’s spring training tour in the United States in March. Two sources have told BA that Rijo has a torn ACL, which appears to have affected his market.
Baseball America subscribers can read Rijo’s complete scouting report. When the international signing period opened on Monday, the Red Sox also signed Dominican righthander Jose Almonte, the No. 17 international prospect, for $610,000.
See also: Top 20 International Prospects Tracker
Update: The original story reported that Rijo signed for $625,000. His bonus is $575,000, plus a $50,000 scholarship package for college. Only the bonus will count against Boston's international bonus pool.
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