Inoa agrees to $4.25M signing bonus, minor league deal with A's

Updated: July 2, 2008, 5:12 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dominican prospect Michael Inoa has agreed to a minor league contract and a $4.25 million signing bonus with the Oakland Athletics, said the 16-year-old from Santo Domingo.

The bonus is an A's record for a signing an amateur player.

Inoa and his parents turned down more lucrative offers from the Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers due to Oakland's positive results developing young pitchers. The Reds offered a $5 million signing bonus and a major league contract, ...

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