Source: Angels agree with prospect Maitan –

ANAHEIM — The Angels have agreed to terms with 17-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Kevin Maitan, the top prospect the Braves forfeited for violating international signing rules, a source confirmed to on Tuesday. The agreement is worth $2.2 million and is pending a physical, per’s Jesse Sanchez.

Sanchez also reports the Angels have agreed to terms with shortstop Livan Soto, another former Braves prospect, who will receive an $850,000 bonus.

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Once the deal becomes official, Maitan will become the Angels’ No. 1 prospect, according to He will also be the Halos’ lone farmhand in’s Top 100 Prospects list, where he is currently ranked No. 38.

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Maitan originally signed with the Braves in 2016 for $4.25 million, a Venezuelan bonus record. The switch-hitter made his professional debut in the United States this past season and struggled across two Rookie-level leagues, batting .241 with a .290 on-base percentage and two home runs in 42 games.

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Soto, 17, signed for $1 million out of Venezuela in 2016. He hit .225 with a .332 on-base percentage in 47 Rookie-level games this past season and impressed scouts with his defense.

Maitan and Soto were among the 13 Braves prospects who were declared free agents last month

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