Puerto Rican Jeanpierre Ortiz signs for the maximum of $225,000 before the Major League draft with the Reds

Puerto Rican Jeanpierre Ortiz signs for the maximum of 5,000 before the Major League draft with the Reds

The Puerto Rican dual profile player (pitcher and infielder), Jeanpierre Ortizsigned as a professional this week with the organization of the Cincinnati Reds, a year after being chosen by that franchise in the last July rookie draft in the 17th round.

The interesting thing about his signature is that it is due to an old rule that had disappeared under the previous collective agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association. But, as explained by the player’s agent, also Puerto Rican Francis Marquez, the rule came into force again when the entry of minor league players into the players’ union was negotiated.

And that rule provides that if a player chosen in the draft chooses not to sign with the team that selects him, to go play baseball at a two-year college (‘junior college’), the franchise retains the rights to the player with the intention of trying to sign it.

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