Baseball America today released a list of the top 15 all-time international signing bonuses, and four of them have come during this year's international signing period, which began July 2.
This year's signings include No. 4, Venezuelan pitcher Adonis Cardona (Blue Jays, $2.8 million); No. 5, Dominican outfielder Ariel Ovando (Astros, $2.6 million); No. 11 (tie), Dominican outfielder Phillips Castillo (Mariners, $2.2 million); and No. 11 (tie), Venezuelan third baseman Renato Nunez (Athletics, $2.2 million).
The top signing bonus ever, $4.25 million, was given by the Athletics in 2008 to Dominican right-hander Michael Ynoa. He missed 2009 with elbow problems and has pitched three games this year in the Arizona Rookie League
-- David Andriesen
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