ESPN.com's Jorge Arangure Jr. hears that the Pirates may not offer Miguel Angel Sano as much as $3MM, let alone $4MM. The Pirates are still tracking Sano closely, and, along with the Twins, they're the frontrunners to sign the 16-year-old shortstop once July 2nd comes around. The Orioles recently worked Sano out, but they are not expected to beome serious bidders.
Here are some more rumors about the international free agent market:
- Padres director of international scouting Randy Smith says he hopes to acquire one "big-name" international player.
- Daniel Sanchez is a player to watch; Arangure says some consider him the year's best Latin American pitcher.