International Free Agents
A summary of the Dodgers international signing period for 2020-21, led by a pair of highly-coveted Venezuelan prospects.
The Dodgers have reportedly signed 19-year-old Colombian right-handed pitcher Guillermo Zuniga, who was declared a free agent after two seasons in the Braves system.
The Dodgers increased their spending power on the international market by dealing pitcher Jason Wheeler to the Orioles on Sunday.
The Dodgers reopened Campo Las Palmas on Tuesday, after several renovations and upgrades to their 10-building, 70-acre baseball facility in the Dominican Republic.
Infielder Jose Miguel Fernandez posted a .403 OBP in 8 years in Cuba, and turns 29 in April. The Dodgers are reportedly nearing a minor league deal with him.
The Dodgers have reportedly landed a new head of international scouting, hiring former Expos, Nationals, Mets and Blue Jays international scout Ismael Cruz per multiple reports.
Dodgers 25-year-old Cuban import Pablo Fernandez threw two scoreless innings in his U.S. professional debut on Thursday night in the Arizona Rookie League. Fernandez is back on track after dealing with shoulder stiffness.
The Dodgers were very active on the first day of the international signing period, with reported deals for four players - Yadier Alvarez, Starling Heredia, Ronny Brito and Oneal Cruz - with bonuses over $21 million, with more deals on the way.
Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman sounded on Thursday like someone willing to pay the penalties that would come with signing Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, and possibly other international free agents.