The White Sox, who have always found a niche in signing Cuban players, have done it again. Chicago has agreed to terms on a deal with 19-year-old Infielder/outfielder Dayan Viciedo (pending a physical) who had 36 home runs and 162 RBI with a .287 batting average over four years (327 games) of play in Cuba’s best league.
Last season the White Sox signed infielder Alexei Ramirez who, not soon after, became their starting second basemen. Ramirez batted .290 with 21 home runs and 77 RBI. He finished runner up in the AL Rookie of the Year race.
Jaime Torres, Viciedo’s agent, was asked if he thinks his client could go right to the majors. Torres replied, “Personally, I think he can. I think I know the Cuban players and their talent.”