The signing of the 2012 crop Rule 4 draftees is nearing its end. So, the Astros and other major league teams will turn their eyes outside the borders as the 2012 international signing period begins one week from today on July 2. This year's international signing period is governed by new rules, which give each team $2.9 million to spend.
Astros 2011 International Signings
Astros 2010 International Signings.