Monday, July 30, 2018
Texas Rangers Announce Signing of Three International Players
Chad Greenslade most recently served as vice president of the Information Technology (IT) Project, Program, and Project Management Office (PMO) of Cardtronics, Inc. in Frisco, TX. In this role, he managed all strategic and program development in the delivery of approximately 65 capital and operational projects. A former high school baseball player, Dallas resident Chad Greenslade is an avid Texas Rangers baseball fan.
On July 2, 2018, which was the official start of Major League Baseball's international signing period, the Texas Rangers announced the team had signed three international players to contracts. The team had almost $5 million to spend in this area. One signee included catcher Jose Rodriguez, who is the 21st-ranked prospect among international teens according to MLB.com and the 36th-ranked prospect according to Baseball America’s international free agent list. The 16 year old, who signed for $2 million, hails from Venezuela.
The two other signees included Dominican Republic shortstop Junior Paniagua, who signed for $300,000, and Venezuelan shortstop Luisangel Acuna, who agreed to a $425,000 deal. Acuna is the brother of Ronald Acuna, one of the Atlanta Braves’ star prospects.