Mets begin international signings

NEW YORK -- The Mets have made a trio of signings of 16-year-olds not subject to the draft on the first day of that period. The Mets have signed (with bonuses reported by Baseball America):

• Venezuelan catcher Ali Sanchez for $690,000.

• Dominican shortstop Yeffry de Aza for $475,000.

• Venezuelan right-hander Luis Silva for $275,000.