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Hey, Hoynsie: What was the cause of death for Andres Melendez, the 20-year-old minor league catcher with the Cleveland Guardians, who died in December? Stacey Harvey, Akron. Hey, Stacey: Melendez, according to a statement by the Guardians, died suddenly on Dec. 16 in Miami.
An international player is eligible to sign with a Major League team between January 15 and December 15, 2022. He must turn 16 before he signs. In practical terms, that means players born after Sept.