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Nats agree to terms with five international prospects

Nats agree to terms with five international prospects

WASHINGTON -- According to's Jesse Sanchez, the Nationals signed 6-foot-3, 185-pound outfielder Yoel Andujar of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic for $300,000 on Wednesday.

The Nationals also agreed to terms with four additional international free agents on Wednesday, according to a joint announcement made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director Of International Scouting Johnny DiPuglia. Those players include shortstops Bryan Bencosme and Adanlis Martinez and outfielders Juan Evangelista and Brailin Mesa.


Bencosme is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound native of the Dominican Republic. Martinez is a 6-foot-2, 170-pound native of the Dominican Republic with sound defense and athletic ability. Mesa is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound native of the Dominican Republic who projects as a corner outfielder. And Evangelista is 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, and projects as a center fielder.

All five players are 16 years old.

Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.