Cardinals Sign Three Amateurs For Combined $1.25 Million

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed a trio of amateur teenage prospects out of Latin America for a total of $1.25 million, as Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. This is the first year that MLB's new collective bargaining agreement has placed strict rules on amateur talent spending, so bonuses are smaller than we would've seen in the past.

Here are the three players and their bonuses:

  • Joshua Lopez, catcher: $475,000
  • Edmundo Sosa, shortstop: $425,000
  • Luis Bandes, outfielder: $350,000
  • Some of the Cardinals' best prospects, including outfielder Oscar Tavares and pitcher Carlos Martinez, were initially signed out of Latin America as amateur teenagers. Here's to hoping that Lopez, Sosa and Bandes can develop as well as those two prospects have thus far in their respective careers.

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