Well, big spenders compared to their past history. They're no match for the Rays.

Baseball America compiled the notable bonuses the White Sox handed out in 2012:

OF Hanleth Otano, Dominican Republic, $550,000.

3B Luis Castillo, Dominican Republic, $450,000

SS Johan Cruz, Dominican Republic, $450,000

OF Antonio Rodriguez, Dominican Republic, $400,000

RHP Victor Done, Dominican Republic, $225,000

RHP Yelmison Peralta, Dominican Republic, $200,000

OF Roger Ramos, Dominican Republic, $85,000

Total: $2,360,000

It should be noted that Rodriguez signed prior to July 2, 2012, and therefore his signing bonus does not count towards the $2.9 million cap imposed by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement for July 2,2012-July 1, 2013 spending.

This increased spending is consistent with what I wrote about earlier this week. Hopefully the addition of the three scouts the White Sox recently hired for territories outside of the Dominican Republic will result in a bit more diversity in the locations of signees.