The L.A. Daily News' J.P. Hoornstra reported today the Dodgers signed yet another international youngster: Bernardo Reyes, a 17-year-old from Sonora, Mexico.
Roberto Baly had this to say about the signing:
"The Dodgers signed 17-year-old RHP Bernardo Reyes out of San Luis Rio
Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. He's close to (turning) 18 years (old) and is the first
player to be sold from the David Gonzalez academy of Tijuana. David is
the father of Dodgers first (baseman) Adrian Gonzalez.
By signing directly to a MLB club, Reyes might never play in Mexico. You
see, Mexican teams (Liga Mexicana de Beisbol) prefer to sign players
and put them in a academy and then sell them to MLB teams. Mexican teams
usually keep most of the profit. By doing what Reyes did, he will most
likely be put in a black list among Mexican owners."
Baly would add Reyes was scouted by Mike Brito, the man responsible for signing Fernando Valenzuela and, more recently, the fir...