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Rays ink SS prospect Adrian Rondon

Updated: July 7, 2014, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have signed 16-year-old Dominican Republic shortstop prospect Adrian Rondon for $2.95 million.

The Rays completed the deal, which was announced Monday, after trading minor league pitcher Matt Ramsey to Miami for the Marlins' second, third and fourth international bonus slots, a move that in turn provided the team with $1,000,800 to go toward the signing of Rondon.

Rays director of baseball operations Chaim Bloom describes Rondon as a solid ...

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