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Yankees sign Cuban outfielder Adonis Garcia for $400,000

May 3, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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Baseball America‘s international prospect guru Ben Badler reports that the Yankees have signed 26-year-old Cuban outfielder Adonis Garcia for $400,000.

Garcia has consistently posted huge batting averages in Cuba, but Badler notes that his raw tools aren’t considered particularly impressive and he stands just 5-foot-7 “so it’s hard for scouts to see him fitting in as a big league regular.”

Of course, considering that a $400,000 investment is basically the same as a third-round draft pick’s signing bonus it’s a pretty low-risk pickup for the Yankees and Badler also notes that Garcia’s “bat is advanced enough that he figures to reach Double-A or Triple-A quickly.”

If nothing else, adding “Adonis Garcia” to the farm system really boosts the organization’s collection of names.

  1. mybrunoblog - May 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Every generation or so Yankees get a Cuban player who really pays off. Pedro Ramos back in the 1960s, El Duque Hernandez in the 90s and 2000s. Maybe this guy turns out to be a sleeper. At $400G it is worth a look.
    Then again Jose Contreras didn’t work out so great so who knows

  2. jaypot23 - May 3, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Adonis Garcia sounds more like A-Rod’s porn name than a baseball player from Cuba.

  3. rosesacl - May 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    a-donG

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