The Yankees have signed Venezuelan catcher Luis Torrens for $1.3MM, writes Ben Badler of Baseball America. Torrens is ranked as the second-best international prospect in this July 2nd class.
The 16-year-old is a former shortstop and third baseman who converted to catcher in February. Staying behind the plate would obviously enhance Torrens' value but Badler writes that teams have been drawn to him for his bat. The Yankees have a connection with Torrens as he trained with the club's international scouting director Carlos Rios.