ATLANTA -- The Mets added 11 players on the first day of Major League Baseball's international signing period, the team announced on Wednesday.
The team inked Venezuelan shortstops Yoel Romero and Edgardo Fermin for a reported $300,000 and $250,000, respectively, in addition to Venezuelan left-handed pitcher Daniel Guzman, Dominican right-handed pitchers Agustin Casilla and Jose Moreno, Venezuelan right-handers Jhoander Chourio and Jurgen Jimenez, Dominican outfielder Claudio Geraldo, Venezuelan outfielder Yordin Araujo, Dominican catcher Luis Lebron and Dominican shortstop Hansel Moreno. None of those players ranked in the top 30 of MLB.com's list of international prospects.
The annual international signing period runs through next June, giving clubs an opportunity to recruit from a new pool of teenage prospects primarily in Latin America. Players must turn 17 years old by Sept. 1, 2015, to be eligible.