Rays sign 10 international free agents

January 16th, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms on minor league contracts with 10 international free agents: five from the Dominican Republic and five from Venezuela. The international signing period, which was scheduled to begin on July 2, 2020 but pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opened today and ends on December 15, 2021. Among the Rays signings are two of MLB.com’s Top 20 international prospects: shortstop Carlos Colmenarez (No. 4) and outfielder Jhonny Piron (No. 17). The full list of international free agents signed by the Rays today is below.

Gabriel Arias, SS, Dominican Republic

Luis Ariza, SS, Venezuela

Carlos Colmenarez, SS, Venezuela

Sebastian Javier, RHP, Dominican Republic

Humberto Jimenez, RHP, Venezuela

Jose Perez, SS, Venezuela

Jhonny Piron, OF, Dominican Republic

Jesus Quevedo, SS, Venezuela

Nathanael Rodriguez, SS, Dominican Republic

Kikito Severino, LHP, Dominican Republic