International Notes: Diaz, Dodgers, Medina

We’ll keep track of tonight’s international news right here..

  • Major League Baseball is investigating the age of Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz, multiple sources told Ben Badler of Baseball America.  Diaz is presenting himself as a 23-year-old but his birthdate conflicts with previous accounts that would make him 22 or 21.  The age difference is crucial for Diaz as Cuban players with at least three years of professional experience in Cuba and who are at least 23 are exempt from the capped bonus pools.
  • The Dodgers have signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Michael Medina for $275K, according to Badler.  The 6-foot-2, 185 pound youngster has a projectable frame with good bat speed from the right side, power, and the ability to use the opposite field. He most likely projects as a corner outfielder.


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