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Texas Rangers sign J-2 shortstop Keithron Moss

With international bonus pool money burning a hole in their pocket, the Rangers have signed Bahamian shortstop Keithron Moss

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The Texas Rangers have signed 16 year old shortstop Keithron Moss out of the Bahamas for a signing bonus of $800,000 according to Ben Badler. The Rangers had approximately $3.5 million available in international bonus pool money after missing on Shohei Ohtani, and have apparently opted to allocate a good portion of that to the switch-hitting Moss.

I don’t really know anything about him, other than what’s in the Badler piece linked above.

The Rangers had earlier spent $675,000 on a bonus for Yenci Pena, who was one of the Atlanta Braves prospects that MLB made a free agent, though Badler says that only $475,000 of that bonus counts towards the Rangers’ J-2 pool. Thus, the Rangers still have about $2.125 million to spend.