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International Free Agents

Dodgers international signings highlighted by Diaz, Galiz

A summary of the Dodgers international signing period for 2020-21, led by a pair of highly-coveted Venezuelan prospects.

Wilman Diaz tops Dodgers international targets

The Dodgers are linked to a highly-ranked shortstop from Venezuela named Wilman Diaz in the 2020-21 international signing period, which begins January 15.

Yoshihisa Hirano on Dodgers’ radar

The Dodgers are reportedly interested in veteran Japanese right-handed relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano, a free agent who pitched 11 years for Orix and will turn 34 in March.

Dodgers reportedly sign former Braves minor league RHP Zuniga

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 Ohtani clock has officially started

MLB teams have until 8:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 22 to sign Japanese star Shoehi Ohtani, and the Dodgers are interested.

Dodgers acquire Connor Joe from Braves

The Dodgers acquired infielder/outfielder Connor Joe from the Braves on Sunday for international amateur bonus pool space.

Hatcher traded to A’s, Segedin activated from DL

The Dodgers traded pitcher Chris Hatcher to the A’s on Tuesday and activated corner man Rob Segedin off the disabled list after missing over three months.

Dodgers sign 26 international prospects

The Dodgers announced the signing of 26 international prospects to start off the 2017-18 international signing period. The players are from six countries, including 19 players from the Dominican Republic.

Dodgers deal Wheeler for international bonus pool space

The Dodgers increased their spending power on the international market by dealing pitcher Jason Wheeler to the Orioles on Sunday.

Dodgers dedicate Dominican facility after renovation

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.

Dodgers to reportedly add Cuban infielder Fernandez to minors deal

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.

Dodgers' latest international signings

Here are a few more international amateur players signed by the Dodgers during the 2016-2017 international signing period.

Dodgers sign Suarez on first day of int'l period

On the first day of the 2016-2017 international signing period, the Dodgers reportedly signed Albert Suarez for a bonus of $300,000, the maximum allowed the team during the next two periods.

Dodgers reportedly add OF Alvarez to int'l haul

The Dodgers added one more big-ticket item on the final day of the international signing period on Wednesday, reportedly signing Cuban outfielder Yordan Alvarez to a $2 million bonus.

Dodgers, Sierra reportedly agree to 6-year deal

The Dodgers are reportedly closing in on a long-term contract with 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Yaisel Sierra, who became a free agent in December after pitching five years in Cuba.

Dodgers international notes

Catching up on recent Dodgers international signings plus a potential new target.

Dodgers reportedly add Cubans Diaz, Estevez

The Dodgers reportedly signed a pair of Cuban teenagers to bonuses totaling $21.5 million, in outfielder Yusniel Diaz and Omar Estevez, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Dodgers reportedly add Cruz to int'l scouting dept

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.

Several international scouts reportedly let go

The Dodgers have reportedly parted ways with several international scouts on Monday, per MLB.com

Fernandez throws 2 scoreless IP in U.S. debut

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.

Dodgers sign 9 international prospects on Day 1

The Dodgers spent over $20 million in bonuses, and with penalties over $40 million, in securing nine international prospects on Thursday, the first day of the 22015-2016 international signing period.

Alvarez likely to remain in DR for 2015

New Dodgers right-hander Yadier Alvarez, signed to a $16 million bonus on Thursday, will likely pitch the remainder of the 2015 in the Dominican Republic.

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Dodgers sign Yadier Alvarez

The Dodgers signed 19-year-old Cuban right-handed pitcher Yadier Alvarez on the first day of the 2015-2016 international signing period to a $16 million bonus, the second-largest bonus ever paid to an amateur.

Dodgers acquire Dirks, Paroubeck from Braves

The Dodgers gamed the system to acquire two more minor leaguers, pitcher Caleb Dirks and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck from the Braves in exchange for an international bonus pool slot.

Dodgers acquire DeJong, Locastro from Jays

The Dodgers on Thursday traded three international bonus pool slots to the Blue Jays for two minor leaguers, pitcher Chase DeJong and infielder Tim Locastro.

Heredia, Alvarez, Brito headline int'l haul

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.

Int'l signing period & bonus pool overview

A look at the 2015-2016 international signing period, which begins on Thursday. A look at the Dodgers' bonus pool and the penalties for going over.

Alvarez highlights likely July 2 crop

Lucius Fox and Yadier Alvarez are the big names expected to sign with the Dodgers when the international signing window opens on July 2nd, plus notes on others.

Dodgers reportedly ink Fernandez for $8 million

The Dodgers have reportedly signed 25-year-old Cuban right-handed pitcher Pablo Millan Fernandez to a minor league contract with a bonus of $8 million.

Dodgers weigh penalties on international market

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.

Olivera reportedly seeks 5-6 years

If the Dodgers plan to sign Cuban infielder Hector Olivera as they are rumored to do, the cost will be hefty for the 29-year-old.

Ibanez another option at 2B

The Dodgers are reportedly interested in Cuban second baseman Andy Ibanez.