The San Francisco Giants signed Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell to a major league contract, General Manager Brian Sabean announced today.
Carbonell's contract is a four-year deal worth $3.5 million and and the 23-year-old can earn another $3.5 million in bonuses.
The outfielder played four years in the Cuban Serie Nacional for Camaguey, batting .287 with 28 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 70 RBI's and scored 119 runs in 190 games. Last season, he batted .298 with 13 doubles, five home runs, 28 RBI's and scored 40 runs in 62 games. Carbonell can play all three positions in the outfield and center field is his main spot.
Baseball America's Ben Badler breaks down the scouting report on Carbonell as scouts praise his speed, defensive potential and raw hitting.
Carbonell currently lives in Merida, Mexico and will report to Arizona once he has a work visa. The Giants now have 40 players on the 40-man roster.
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