Royals Remain Active in International Market, Sign Two Pitchers From Venezuela.

The Kansas City Royals have been been assertive in the international marketplace as of late. Just last week they announced the signing of third baseman Samir Duenez, a 16 year old prospect from Venezuela. The organization continues to stock pile their minor league pipeline with talent with the announcement that two more 16-year-old prospects from Venezuela have signed with the team

Ben Badler of Baseball America confirmed the signings Monday evening:

Julio Pinto - $375,000 bonus. A projectable righthander with a fastball that sits in the 88-92 mph range. His secondary stuff consists of a curveball and changeup. He's a promising prospect, with some seasoning could wind up being a smart investment.

Junior Reyes - 155,000 bonus. A lefthander that is praised by scouts for his command and pitchability throws a 87-89 mph fastball. Less upside than Pinto, but at the very least adds depth to the farm system.

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