Blue Jays To Sign Adonis Cardona

JULY 7th: Alexander Mendoza of El Nacional reports that the Blue Jays signed Cardona over the weekend (link in Spanish). Ignacio Serrano of El Nacional reports (via Twitter) that Cardona's agent, Carlos Gavidia, says the bonus is for $2.8MM. The Blue Jays have not confirmed the signing.

MAY 12th: Frankie Piliere of AOL FanHouse believes Cardona's deal with the Blue Jays will be for $2.8MM (Twitter link).

MAY 10th: The Blue Jays are close to signing Venezuelan righty Adonis Cardona, according to's Keith Law. The prospect can't officially sign with the Blue Jays until the July 2nd signing period opens. The terms of the deal aren't clear, but some July 2 free agents do sign seven-figure deals. As Law points out, such early agreements do not always hold up.

The Blue Jays have pursued international free agents aggressively under GM Alex Anthopoulos, bidding on Aroldis Chapman and signing shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

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