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Giants sign Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell

Jun 16, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

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Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell has agreed to a four-year, $3.5 million contract with the Giants.

Carbonell is 23 years old and defected from Cuba in October. Previous reports had him looking for a four-year deal instead of the longer contracts various teams were offering, so it looks like Carbonell got his wish.

A switch-hitter with very good speed and what has so far at least been a modest bat, he could potentially make relatively quick work of the minor leagues and become an option for the Giants in 2015.

  1. bubbalynch - Jun 16, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    SF thinks they got themselves a Yasiel Puig, or better said they hope!

    • thatsnuckinfuts - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      4 years for 3.5? The Giant think the have themselves a project that might become a 4th OF

  2. mikhelb - Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Carbonell? Mmmh another guy who has relatives with close ties to the Castro’s regime in Cuba, interesting how recently a lot of players who have defected (should i say “defected”, i think) have ties to people enforcers of the regime, or in some way helped the regime by ratting out defectors so they can be imprissoned for years (Puig did it what… 4 different times? Chapman pointed the finger to defectors at least twice).

    • hcf95688 - Jun 16, 2014 at 11:52 PM

      I’d like to know more about this.

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