MINNEAPOLIS — On the first day of the international free agency period, the Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with a pair of Dominican prospects.
Outfielder Lewin Diaz agreed to a $1.4 million contract, while third baseman Roni Tapia reached an agreement for $550,000, according to a release from the Dominican Prospect League.
Diaz, 16, is a 6-foot-4, 210-pound left-handed hitting outfielder from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He played in the Under Armour All-America game in Chicago in 2012.
Tapia, also 16, is from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Tapia was a Dominican Prospect League All-Star.
Teams are allowed $3.9 million to spend in international free agency. If they don’t spend that money within the calendar year, it does not carry over into the following year. With the signings of Diaz and Tapia, the Twins have already allotted $1.65 million of the $3.9 million allowed.