According to The Times of Johannesburg, the Kansas City Royals have given 17-year old Dylan Lindsay of Gauteng, South Africa, a seven-year contract. But Lindsay won't report to the Royals until 2010 after matric. (Matric is the term used in South Africa equivalent to high school graduation and placement in college.)
Lindsay is expected to pitch for South Africa in the upcoming WBC.
Lindsay’s mother Tracey Lindsay said it had always been her son’s wish to one day rub shoulders with international baseball stars. She said his ultimate dream was to play for the New York Yankees.