1:45 AM EDT, Thu July 19, 2018

Mets ink No. 9 international prospect Francisco Alvarez for $2.9 million

The Mets made a splash right away during the international signing period, inking catcher Francisco Alvarez and outfielder Freddy Valdez.

New York Post

Mets shell out $2.7M for Venezuelan prospect in big splash

The Mets are trying to make a splash in international waters. That was evident last winter, when the club hired Omar Minaya as a special assistant to help the Mets improve their Latin American presence, and even more so Monday, when Venezuelan catcher Francisco Alvarez received a $2.7 million signing bonus from the team. It...