Phillies Sign Three International Players

The Phillies signed three players today on the first day of the international signing period.

They signed Venezuelan shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa, one of the top infielders on the international market, for $900,000. Gamboa ranked 15th on MLB.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list. They also signed Venezuelan shortstop Daniel Brito for $650,000 and Panamanian left-hander Jhon Nunez for close to $100,000.

Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies planned to use most or all of their $3.2 million allotted for international players.

“Three signed and working on others,” Amaro said. “We’ll find out more in the next 24 hours.”

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team is allotted a $700,000 base and a bonus pool based on the team’s record in 2013 for the international signing period. Philadelphia’s bonus pool total for this year’s signing period is $3,221,800.

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Reblogged this on DeliverPhilly4 and commented:
Todd Zolecki is the go-to man.

Zolecki… how many times has Brown made an out on the first pitch he saw from a pitcher. What is his 1st pitch batting average? OBP? Are either higher than his IQ?

It’s been 24 hours. No news. Rube can’t even get the little things right. The current owners/management run the 2 billion business with the efficiency of the average college fraternity.

Seriously, I love our GM. Says there will be more news in 24 hours on International Signings and then never mentions the subject again. Then presumably gets irked at the fans for actually paying attention. I can’t want till he is gone. Except that even when Rube eventually gets fired, he won’t get fired, he’ll get named the 12th Special Assistant to the President with no defined duties except to sit at the table and hate people who understand baseball metrics.

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