The Dodgers made another move on the international market on Thursday with the signing of Venezuelan shortstop Moises Perez. The 16-year-old infielder signed for a bonus of $250,000 per Ben Badler of Baseball America.
Badler called Perez "an athletic player who stands out in the field with clean hands, good actions and an above-average arm. He’s a 6-foot righthanded hitter whose advanced glove is ahead of his bat."
Here is Perez signing his contract.
Firma de nuestro pupilo Moises Perez con los Dodgers de Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/VPKl4cbIVB— Wondy De Los Santos (@wondytop) July 18, 2013
"Manos de Ceda Perez" pic.twitter.com/560adDpFUZ— Wondy De Los Santos (@wondytop) July 18, 2013
There have only been two Moises to play Major League Baseball: outfielders Moises Alou and Moises Sierra, both Dominican.
The quarter million pushes the Dodgers closer to their international spending cap. The Dodgers have added $406,700 in international bonus slots in trade, increasing their spending limit to $2,519,600.
|Dodgers International Signing Period 2013-2014|
|SS||Lucas Tirado||Dominican Republic||16||$1,000,000|
|IF||Alberto Estrella||Dominican Republic||16||$600,000|
|International spending cap||$2,519,600|
Any signing bonuses between now and June 15, 2014 of $10,000 or less do not count against the cap, and all clubs are allowed to sign six players for up to $50,000 each that don't count against the cap.