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Top Latino prospects get major-league deals

Updated: July 3, 2006, 4:52 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

The New York Yankees paid a $2 million signing bonus to Venezuelan catcher Jesus Montero on Sunday, a busy day for the best Latin American prospects.

Dominican shortstop Esmaily Gonzalez received $1.4 million from the Washington Nationals and at least five more deals were signed Sunday, the first day international prospects who turn 17 before September become available to sign with professional teams.

The Dominican Republic and Venezuela are the two main sources of international ...

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