Additional Significant 2010 International Signings

Myworld updated in a previous post the status of the top 30 international free agents in 2010. Below are some of the other significant signings in 2010. Myworld is not aware if we got all of the significant signings. Some of the players received contracts greater than those in the top 30. Some who got contracts under $100,000 are playing in the major leagues.

Adeiny Hechavarria SS Cuba (Jays) - Toronto signed him paying him a $4 million bonus. He was traded to the Marlins and more recently to the Rays. Known as a solid defensive shortstop with a quiet bat.

Edward Salcedo SS Dom Rep (Braves) - Signed for $1.6 million he was released in 2016 reaching AAA in 2014 but playing in AA his last season.

Jorge Alfaro C Colombia (Rangers) - Signed for $1.3 million, injuries have stalled his ascent to the majors. Traded to the Phillies he is still considered a top prospect. Jorge made his major league debut last year for six games.

Danry Vasquez OF Venezuela (Tigers) - Signed by the Tigers for $1.4 million in June 2011 so he is still considered part of the 2010 signing group. He was released by the Astros in 2016 having reached AA.

Carlos Martinez RHP Dom Rep (Cardinals) - Originally signed with the Red Sox in 2009 under the name of Carlos Matias. The following year signed with the Cardinals for $160,000. At age 25 he would be two years older than most 2010 signings. Now the ace for the Cardinals so the Red Sox loss was the Cardinals gain.

Orlando Calixte SS Dom Rep (Royals) - Signed with Royals for $1 million then it was learned he switched identities with his brother and was two years older. Now with the Giants. Orlando is mainly a utility player who has seen 8 major league games this year. Still has not made it as a major league regular.

Rubi Silva OF Cuba (Cubs) - Signed by the Cubs for $1 million. Released prior to the 2016 season after reaching AAA.

Michael Feliz RHP Dom Red (Astros) - Originally signed for $800,000 but after a positive test for steroids the contract was reduced to $400,000. Pitching in the Astros bullpen.

Rafael dePaula RHP Dom Rep (Yankees) - Signed by the Yankees for $500,000 but suspended one year because of identity issues. Now listed at 26 years of age he is pitching for the Padres at the AAA level. The Yankees included him and Yangervis Solarte in the Chase Headley trade.

Jeimer Candelario 3B Dom Rep (Cubs) - Signed for $500,000 is still a top prospect with the Cubs. Made his major league debut this year.

Mauricio Cabrera RHP Dom Rep (Braves) - Signed for $400,000. Throws triple digits and was in the Braves bullpen last year. He has been on the disabled list all year for the Braves in 2017.

Jose Peraza SS Venezuela (Braves) - Signed for $350,000. Now playing second base for the Reds. Looks to be a serviceable middle infielder.

Ronny Rodriguez 2B Dom Rep (Indians) - Graduated from high school in the United States but left for Dominican Republic where he signed as a international free agent for $375,000. Currently in his second season of AAA ball with no major league time yet.

Johendi Jiminian RHP Dom Rep (Rockies) - Signed for $350,000, currently pitching in AA after starting the season in AAA.

Randy Rosario RHP Dom Rep (Twins) - Signed by the Twins for $220,000. Made his major league debut in June this year but did not fare well (30.86 ERA). Now back in AA pitching.

Willy Garcia OF Dom Rep (Pirates) - Signed for $280,000. Currently playing as a fourth outfielder type for the Chicago White Sox.

Dilson Herrera 2B Colombia (Pirates) - Signed for $220,000. Currently playing in AAA for the Reds. Made his major league debut with the Mets in 2014.

Eduardo Rodriguez RHP Venezuela (Orioles) - Signed for $175,000. Currently pitching for the Red Sox but on the disabled list.

Ramiel Tapia OF Dom Rep (Rockies) - Signed for $175,000. Currently playing in the outfield for the Rockies. Appears to be a solid player.

Socrates Brito OF Dom Rep (D-backs) - Originally signed for $190,000 but failed a steroid test and resigned for $90,000. He has not been able to stay healthy but has played outfield for the D-backs. Currently playing in AAA.

Ketel Marte SS Dom Rep (Mariners) - Signed by the Mariners for $100,000. Started for them at shortstop in 2016 but traded to D-backs after the season in the Jean Segura trade. Promoted from AAA in late June.

Maikel Franco 3B Dom Rep (Phillies) - Signed for $100,000. Currently the Phillies third baseman but having his second disappointing season.

Orlando Arcia SS Venezuela (Brewers) - Signed for $95,000. Currently the Brewers starting shortstop.

Jarlin Garcia LHP Dom Rep (Marlins) - Signed for $40,000. Currently pitching in the Marlins pen in his first year in the major leagues.

Johan Camargo UTL Panama (Braves) - Signed for $42,000. Johan is playing as a utility player in his major league debut this year with the Braves. He hit his first homerun this past weekend.

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