International Reviews: Tampa Bay Rays

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Top signing: OF Diego Infante, Venezuela, $300,000.

Total signings: 36.

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The Rays went over their international bonus pool in 2014-15, the year they signed shortstop Adrian Rondon and outfielder Jesus Sanchez. As a result, they have been operating under the penalty for the last two signing periods, unable to spend more than $300,000 on anyone subject to the bonus pools. Despite their restrictions, they still came away with a pair of highly-regarded Venezuelan outfielders and were aggressive throughout Latin America. They will have more freedom to spend this year once the 2017-18 period opens on July 2 and they’re no longer under the penalty.

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