The Kansas City Royals have used part of their international allotment money to sign a pair of prospects.
The Royals announced Wednesday that they had signed 16-year-old outfielders Erick Pena and Roger Leyton to contracts.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team, per club policy, but multiple reports, including one from MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, say Pena signed for $3.8 million.
Pena was listed as a top five international prospect. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound left-handed hitter is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, had made a verbal commitment to play collegiately at Florida International University. He has participated in Perfect Game Showcase and was named to the 14U National Showcase Top Prospect List.
Leyton, a 6-1, 170-pound right-handed hitter, was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and has been attending Colegio Leonardo Sepulveda. He has been playing this year for Boer in his native Nicaragua.