Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
Interesting update from Fay's blog:
To follow that up, from MLBTR
No Agreement Finalized Between Reds, Perez
By Tim Dierkes [July 19 at 4:11pm CST]
4:11 pm: Reds GM Walt Jocketty told Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer there's no agreement as far as he knows. "And I’m sure I would have known about it,” Jocketty added.
2:24 pm: The Reds signed 16-year-old Venezuelan righty Jonathan Perez for $825K, reports Baseball America's Ben Badler.
BA's scouting report says Perez has a projectable body that will allow him to add velocity, although he's already touched 92. His curveball and changeup need polish, but that's to be expected for someone his age.