International Reviews: Minnesota Twins

See also: 2014 Twins International Review

See also: 2013 Twins International Review

See also: 2012 Twins International Review


Top signing: SS Wander Javier, Dominican Republic, $4 million.

Total signings: 21.

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The Twins had a $3,948,500 bonus pool in 2015-16 and they chose to max it out to sign Dominican shortstop Wander Javier for $4 million on July 2. That put them 1.3 percent over their pool, which means they will only have to pay a small overage tax of $51,500 and won’t face any future signing restrictions. They added other players after July 2 for bonuses of $10,000 or less—those signings are exempt from the bonus pools—but the main draw of the class is Javier, whose bonus was the highest among Dominican shortstops and second only to Phillies outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz in the whole country.

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