The $5 million bonus accompanying the contract has shattered records, standing as the highest ever seen on the first day of a signing period, and setting a new standard for Venezuelan-born players.
A Record-Breaking Bonus
This notable bonus is not just a figure but a statement reflecting the Braves’ belief in Perdomo’s potential. At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Perdomo is known for his impressive hitting skills and defensive prowess at shortstop. The bonus also depletes the majority of the Braves’ international bonus pool, which amounts to approximately $5.9 million.
High Anticipation Surrounding Perdomo
Perdomo’s signing has sparked anticipation and excitement among fans and critics alike. Joining the high tier of Braves prospects, he is expected to make significant strides in his career. The young talent is set to make his debut in the Dominican Summer League this summer, marking the beginning of what many hope to be a fruitful journey.
A Busy First Day for The Braves
The Braves have certainly been active on the first day of the international signing period, announcing the signing of 12 free agents. Among them, Perdomo stood out with his record-breaking bonus. Additionally, outfielder Juan Espinal reportedly received a $440,000 bonus. The team’s bonus pool stood at $5,925,000, with Perdomo taking the lion’s share. Other players received bonuses ranging from $60,000 to $30,000. Signings amounting to $10,000 or less did not count toward the bonus pool.