Rays sign pair of international free agents

Tampa Bay inks SS Infante, OF Bolivar, who both hail from Venezuela

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays signed a pair of prospects as the international free agent signing period began Saturday.

As reported by MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez, the Rays signed shortstop Diego Infante for $300,000 and outfielder Roimer Bolivar for $280,000. Both are from Venezuela.

The Rays have not confirmed the signings.

Int'l signing day: Top prospect tracker

An international player is eligible to sign with a Major League team between July 2 through June 15 of next year if the prospect turns 17 before Sept. 1 of this year or by the completion of his first Minor League season. Additionally, any prospect who is already 17 or older and has not previously signed a Major or Minor League contract, resides outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and has not been enrolled in a high school or college in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico within the previous year is eligible to sign during the period.

Sam Blum is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.