The Detroit Tigers continued gathering international free agents, signing a pair of young Venezuelan prospects to add to the organization. Starting on Monday, the Tigers and other Major League teams could officially begin signing international free agent prospects.â†µ
Outfielder Victor Cortez and infielder Adrian Alfaro signed with the Tigers to join Domincan infield prospects Domingo Leyba and Willie Adames, according to Tigers media relations director Brian Britten.â†µ
Tigers have agreed to contracts with SS Domingo Leyba (DR), SS Willy Adames (DR), SS Adrian Alfaro (VZ) & OF Victor Cortez (VZ). #tigersâ†µ— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) July 3, 2012
â†µâ†µThe international players must be at least 16 years old and after signing a player, major league clubs must agree to age and identity investigations before the international signing becomes official. Terms of the contracts are not known at this time.