Yoan Moncada, the teenage Cuban sensation, is now imminently close to being officially associated with Major League Baseball after reportedly agreeing to terms with the Boston Red Sox.
Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com first broke the news Monday, the details of which Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports supported. Sanchez wrote:
Cuban top infield prospect Yoan Moncada has agreed to a record-setting bonus with the Red Sox, according to an industry source.
The agreement is pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is worth $31.5 million — a figure that smashes the $8.27 million bonus record for an international amateur under the current signing guidelines, which was given to right-hander Yoan Lopez by the D-backs in January.
“Red sox will have to pay 100 percent tax on the $31.5M so their cost is $63M,” CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman added.
MLB officially declared Moncada a free agent on November 15. At 19…
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