The biggest signing splash of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 international signing pool has had his contract officially invalidated and has been hit with a one year ban from signing a contract with a major league team.
This is the second large contract that the Cardinals have entered into with a international signing that has been voided in recent years, though for different reasons. The other was Wagner Mateo who had his contract voided by the Cardinals as a result of an eye condition. This, of course, has also worked in the Cardinal’s favor in the signing of Carlos Martinez, aka Carlos Matias after his contract with the Red Sox was voided by MLB for fraud.
Thoughts? What will the Cardinals do, if anything, with the $700,000 now unspent?