A’s To Sign Michel Inoa

According to John Manuel of Baseball America, the A’s have reached an agreement with 16 year-old Dominican righty Michel Inoa.  He’ll receive a $4.25MM signing bonus, a record for an international amateur (excluding Cuban defectors).  Manuel reports that the Yankees had a tentative deal in place for $2.7MM at one point but agent Adam Katz stepped in and raised the price.

This signing is akin to drafting a top high school player here in the states, only Inoa is younger.  Oakland’s farm system has improved drastically in the last year or so.

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