MLB's international signing period began Thursday, and the Giants didn't wait long to make their splash.
San Francisco signed switch-hitting Bahamian shortstop Lucius Fox on the day he turned 18, according to an MLB.com report.
Fox will get a team record international signing bonus of $6 million, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.
Fox is ranked No. 3 on MLB Top 30 list of international prospects behind Eddy Julio Martinez (OF -- Cuba) and Yadier Alvarez (RHP -- Cuba), who signed with the Dodgers.
The Giants had $2,130,900 available in their international bonus pool, per Baseball America. A hefty fee will be levied against the Giants for their $3,869,100 overage, and the team will be prevented from spending over $300,000 to sign international players over the next two years.
Am told Fox signing, not yet official, will be $6m bonus, not $6.5m as reported. Still most by far for #sfgiants intl signing.— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 2, 2015