Halos sign international prospect Deveaux

July 2nd, 2017

ANAHEIM -- For the last two years, the Angels have been restricted on spending on the international market after splurging on Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin. On Sunday, those limitations were lifted, allowing the Angels to fully delve back into the fertile international talent pool.
The Halos will officially sign several foreign prospects on the first day of the international signing period, including Bahamian outfielder Trent Deveaux, who will receive a $1.2 million bonus. Deveaux, 17, is ranked the No. 19 prospect in this year's international class, according to Baseball America.
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After exceeding their bonus pool to sign Baldoquin for $8 million in late 2014, the Angels had been prohibited from signing any international amateur for more than $300,000 over the last two years. That restriction prevented the Angels from accessing the most talented prospects from abroad, who often seek signing bonuses worth upwards of millions.
Baldoquin, now 23, has proven to be a bust for the Angels and has yet to advance past Class A Burlington, where he is currently batting .253 with four home runs, 12 RBIs, 12 walks and 42 strikeouts over 52 games this season.
Under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, the Angels will have a hard cap of $4.75 million to spend on international signings this year.
Here's a list of players the Angels have agreed to terms with for the 2017-18 international signing period so far:
Trent Deveaux, CF, Bahamas, $1,200,000
D'Shawn Knowles, OF, Bahamas, $850,000
Raider Uceta, OF, Dominican Republic, $500,000
Jose Reyes, OF, Dominican Republic, $425,000
Jose Rodriguez, RHP, Dominican Republic, $350,000
Victor Gomez, RHP, Dominican Republic, $110,000
Jean Carlos Lucas, RHP, Dominican Republic, $75,000
Sadrac Franco, RHP, Panama, $50,000
Worth noting
• Center fielder (torn thumb ligament) hit in the batting cage on Sunday and will need "at least" three more days of batting practice before he's ready to begin a rehab assignment, manager Mike Scioscia said. Scioscia added that he expects Trout to play in five or six rehab games before being activated off the disabled list.
"It's going to take more than one game," Scioscia said. "This is not a one and done."
• Outfielder bruised his hand while making a catch at the wall on Friday night, prompting the Angels to start in left field against the Mariners on Sunday.