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Cuban pitcher Dalier Hinojosa signs with the Red Sox

Oct 18, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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The Red Sox have signed Cuban pitcher Dalier Hinojosa to a Minor League contract, reports Baseball America. Hinojosa was cleared as a free agent back in July after defecting from Cuba in February.

Baseball America expects the Red Sox to utilize the 27-year-old Hinojosa as a reliever. Their scouting report on the right-hander:

Hinojosa, 27, throws around 88-92 mph, with some reports that he has touched higher since leaving Cuba, albeit with inconsistent velocity. He throws a pitch that scouts describe as either a splitter or a changeup along with a slurvy breaking ball that, like many Cuban pitchers, he adds and subtracts from to vary the shape of the pitch.


  1. Jack Marshall - Oct 18, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Ue Twoey!

  2. ajsjr40 - Oct 18, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    El Tiante II

  3. natstowngreg - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Sounds like a Livan Hernandez (later in his career) or Jose Contreras type.

    “…vary the shape of the pitch?” An interesting description. Does this guy pitch in an art gallery?

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