Blue Jays reportedly sign SS Rikelvin de Castro, among others

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BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 11: A detailed view of a Franklin baseball batting glove at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 11: A detailed view of a Franklin baseball batting glove at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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The Blue Jays have reportedly agreed to terms with international free agent SS Rikelvin de Castro, according to a recent report.

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays have agreed to terms with Dominican infielder Rikelvin de Castro for $1.2 million. MLB Pipeline reported that the Blue Jays were the “front-runners” for de Castro back in May.

Davidi also notes that the team has signed centre fielder Robert Robertis ($750,000) and power hitter Penier Brito ($600,000).

Brito, a right-handed hitter, was seen playing in the outfield in a recent promotional video from the El Niche Baseball Academy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Finally, Davidi reports that the team has signed outfielder Christian Feliz, lefty Cristopher Castro, catcher Victor Mesia, righty Cesar Ayala, and righty Dahian Santos to six-figure deals. Estiven Machado of Venezuela also agreed to terms with the team Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the international market, Andersen Pickard of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Blue Jays have signed outfielder Estralin Beltre out of the Dominican Republic.

MLB Daily Dish’s signing tracker also notes that the team has signed shortstop Leafar Yeje, also of the Dominican Republic.

Of de Castro, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez wrote that “he shows solid defensive actions and plus arm strength”.

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Additionally, Sanchez notes that he is ” a high-energy athlete with an impressive set of tools across the board”, adding that he is “slender”, but “strong” and he has “good hands, solid footwork, speed, and a high baseball IQ”.

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