Yankees sign two Nicaraguan left-handersBy
Via Ben Badler, the Yankees have signed two left-handed pitching prospects out of Nicaragua. Corby McCoy, 16, signed for $150k as one of the top pitchers in the country. Badler says the 6-foot-3, 170 pounder sits anywhere from 85-91 with the fastball while also throwing a rudimentary breaking ball. The other player is Luis Garcia (age not listed), who signed for only $50k. He stands 6-foot-4, 185 lbs., and sits 85-88 with the heat.
The Yankees did most of their international heavy lifting on July 2nd, signing C Luis Torrens ($1.2M), OF Alex Palma ($800k), and SS Yancarlos Baez ($650k). That left them with just $150k in spending cap room, which went to McCoy. Each club gets six exemptions of no more than $50k, which is what they used to sign Garcia. As far as we know, they have five exemptions remaining.