The Pirates have agreed to terms with Colombian outfielder Harold Ramirez, writes Ben Badler of Baseball America. Ramirez will reportedly receive a signing bonus of $1.05MM.
Ramirez, 16, is 5-foot-11, 175 pounds and has received high praise for his speed, instincts and feel for hitting from the right side of the plate, according to Badler. Even though he has plus-plus speed, Ramirez likely doesn't have the arm to play center field.
This deal ranks as the second biggest international bonus ever given out by the Pirates. The top honors belong to Luis Heredia, who signed for $2.6MM last August.