Rangers sign pair of Venezuelan teenagers

Rangers sign pair of Venezuelan teenagers

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have announced the signing of outfielder Eduard Pinto, 16, as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela.

He is a 5-foot-10 and 155-pound left-handed hitter who had one at-bat for Magallanes in Venezuelan Winter League last offseason. That's the same team that Endy Chavez and Andres Blanco played for last winter.

The Rangers also announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Yohander Mendez. He is another 16-year-old Venezuelan who agreed to a $1.5 million bonus earlier this month pending a physical. He is considered one of the top left-handed pitching prospects coming out of Latin America this offseason.