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.