Independence Day in the United States isn't until Monday, but in Latin America teams were already starting the fireworks.
Here's a roundup of confirmed international agreements from July 2, the first day of the international signing period. Expect more signings tomorrow and throughout the week as news continues to trickle in from our sources abroad. As always, Baseball America subscribers have access to scouting reports on all of these players.
• Nomar Mazara, OF, Dominican Republic – Signed with Texas, reportedly for a record-breaking bonus around $5 million
• Ronald Guzman, OF, Dominican Republic – Texas, $3.5 million
• Elier Hernandez, OF, Dominican Republic – Kansas City, $3.05 million
• Enrique Acosta, SS, Dominican Republic – Chicago Cubs, $1.1 million
• Dorssys Paulino, SS, Dominican Republic – Cleveland, $1.1 million
• Jose Ruiz, C, Venezuela – San Diego, $1.1 million