Posted by on June 1, 2017 9:49 am
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The White Sox on Saturday announced the signing of international free agent Luis Robert, who will be introduced today at a 11:30 a.m. CT press conference at Guaranteed Rate Field. You can watch it live here on MLB.com and whitesox.com.

Robert, a 19-year-old from Cuba, is the No. 1 international free agent, according to MLBPipeline.com, and he will be yet another piece in the club’s ongoing rebuilding effort.

While other top prospects have been acquired via trade, Robert marks the first significant financial investment during the process, as the two sides agreed on a $27 million deal. It is the second-highest bonus for an international amateur under the current signing guidelines. Yoan Moncada, Robert’s Cuban countryman and now teammate within the White Sox organization, set the record through his $31.5 million deal with the Red Sox in 2015.

The White Sox on Saturday announced the signing of international free agent Luis Robert, who will be introduced today at a 11:30 a.m. CT press conference at Guaranteed Rate Field. You can watch it live here on MLB.com and whitesox.com.

Robert, a 19-year-old from Cuba, is the No. 1 international free agent, according to MLBPipeline.com, and he will be yet another piece in the club’s ongoing rebuilding effort. While other top prospects have been acquired via trade, Robert marks the first significant financial investment during the process, as the two sides agreed on a $27 million deal. It is the second-highest bonus for an international amateur under the current signing guidelines.

Yoan Moncada, Robert’s Cuban countryman and now teammate within the White Sox organization, set the record through his $31.5 million deal with the Red Sox in 2015.

Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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