International Signing Period: Braves sign infielder Diego Benitez to $2.5 million deal
It is International Signing Day and while it doesn’t have the same pageantry that the MLB Draft has, it has a ton of importance to the health of a team’s minor league system and, in the Braves case, marks the end of the penalties that have hamstrung them since they were imposed in 2017. If you need another refresher of what is going on today, here is our primer on international free agency this year.
The Braves have come to agreements with three players that we are aware of so far and below is the available information on them. The Braves appear to have an exciting IFA class that should bolster the minor league ranks in the coming years.
Diego Benitez (SS) - Signing bonus: $2.5 million
Benitez is a …
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