The Red Sox signed Dominican outfielder Manuel Marcos, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The 16-year old obtained an $800K bonus.
Marcos is one of the best athletes in Latin America, according to Badler's subscriber-only scouting report. The wiry, athletic prospect has a fantastic arm, good instincts and exceptional speed. He gets good reads, makes flashy catches and shows occasional power at the plate. The Yankees were also interested.