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Tribe dips into international pool with Soto

Tribe dips into international pool with Soto

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Tribe dips into international pool with Soto

KANSAS CITY -- The Indians boast one of the largest international signing bonus pools in baseball this summer, helping the club's chances of potentially reeling in some top amateur talent.

On Tuesday, when Major League teams were permitted to begin offering contracts to international prospects, Cleveland reached an agreement with Dominican outfielder Junior Soto. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez confirmed the signing, which was valued at $600,000.

The 16-year-old Soto (reported to be 6-foot-2, 190 pounds) projects as a corner outfielder with good right-handed power.

This year, the Indians have a signing bonus pool of $3,636,900, which is the fifth-highest allotment for this summer's crop of international talent. The pools were determined by the reverse order of the 2012 Major League standings.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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