Source: Rangers, Cuban prospect Martinez reach deal

March 6th, 2018

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Rangers have reached an agreement with Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez, according to a source. Martinez, who met with the Rangers on Tuesday, the first day he could sign with a Major League club, will receive a $2.8 million signing bonus.

The club has not confirmed the deal.'s Jesse Sanchez reported last week that the Rangers were expected to sign Martinez as soon as he was eligible. The 21-year-old is a 5-foot-10 outfielder who is No. 2 on MLB Pipeline's International Prospects list, ranking high because of his mix of speed and power.
The Rangers have been adding to their international bonus pool through trades with the Reds and Royals in Spring Training.