Royals Agree To Deal With Yefri Del Rosario

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The Atlanta Braves are feeling the sting of their actions, especially today.

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a deal with former Braves’ prospect Yefri Del Rosario for a $650K signing bonus, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Del Rosario had originally signed for a $1M bonus with Atlanta but was declared a free agent by commissioner Rob Manfred following the league’s investigation into the Braves.

With a fastball up to 94 mph and a breaking pitch to boot, Del Rosario figures to be a promising prospect for the Royals farm system, and he projects to be a solid reliever in the majors.

ESPN’s Keith Law wrote about Del Rosario amid the scandal saying the he was the “most intriguing” pitcher the Braves lost, praising his athleticism and arm speed.