Friday, July 1, 2016

Sox Face Stiff MLB Penalties For International Signings

A gigantic shoe could drop as soon as today in the investigation into Boston's signing practices in Venezuela. Potentially, several of the team's 2015 International signees could be declared "free agents"—striking a severe blow to the team's talent pool. There could also be tough penalties on Boston's ability to sign international players in the 2016-2017 window. MLB is looking into how the Red Sox signed several Venezuelan players in so-called  "package deals" from the same training programs. Two key signings that might be at risk are outfielders Albert Guaimaro and Simon Muzziotti. Stay tuned, this could come down soon!