The Texas Rangers’ international scouting efforts continue to widen. Rangers sources have confirmed the team has signed 17-year-old Australian OF Todd McDonald to a contract with a $475,000 bonus. It is the largest bonus given to an Australian hitter in the 2012-13 signing period. The signing was first reported by Baseball America‘s Ben Badler. The Rangers have been able to get a little more aggressive with remaining players on the international market because they were not active early on. The club was unable to sign players because of Major League Baseball’s investigation into the signing of OF Jairo Beras. That deal was recognized on July 12, 11 days after the international signing period began. Because of that, many top talents were unavailable by the time the Rangers were able to start signing players.
Texas Rangers sign Australian outfielder Todd McDonald
Dallas Morning News | Feb 15