Pardinho, 16-year-old Brazil­ian pitcher, gets $1.4M bonus

The Western Star - - Sports -

NEW YORK — Eric Pardinho, a 16-year-old pitcher who agreed last week to a mi­nor league con­tract with the Toronto Blue Jays, will re­ceive a $1.4 mil­lion sign­ing bonus as part of his deal.

The bonus is payable within 45 days of the agree­ment’s ap­proval by the com­mis­sioner’s of­fice and is con­tin­gent on Pardinho ob­tain­ing a U.S. work visa. The 5-foot-8 righthande­r has a 94 mph fast­ball and has been scouted by the Blue Jays he was 14. He will re­port to the team’s com­plex in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic.

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