The Rangers have signed pitcher Marcos Diplan for $1.3MM, according to Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes (via Twitter). The Dominican right-hander is a product of Luis Polonia's baseball academy.
Diplan is regarded as one of the top pitchers in the July 2nd class along with fellow DPL alum Mayky Perez. While Perez has a massive build, Diplan has a skinny at 6’0", 160 pound frame. However, he boasts a 90-94 mph fastball with an above average breaking ball that has wowed big league scouts. Diplan was ranked No. 8 by MLB.com and No.6 by Ben Badler of Baseball America.
Texas started out with a $1.94MM bonus pool, but they increased that figure by reaching an agreement with the Marlins. Earlier today, the Rangers inked shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri for $1.35MM and outfielder Jose Almonte for $1.8MM.