Monday, April 26, 2010

Red Sox Sign Cuban Catcher

Today the Red Sox made a bold move by signing Cuban defector, catcher Adalberto Ibarra (right). The deal is worth $4.3 million over 5 years and it is a major league contract so we might just see him before long! He is 5'9" and 200 pounds and has been working in the Dominican Republic since he defected last year. As soon as the deal is finalized, he will be added to the Red Sox' 40-man roster but I don't know who will be taken off. He will go to the complex in Ft. Myers immediately before Terry Francona decides what to do with him. We will see Ibarra before 2011, but the Red Sox have no catchers signed for 2011 so he might make an appearance as a backup or possibly starting catcher which would be interesting. I think this was a good move because the Sox need catching.

1 comment:

  1. Incredible, I was going to ask you for your thoughts on Adalberto Ibarra , and you already blogged it!!! I think this is a great move. He was about a .300 hitter in Cuba and could be a very good move by the Sox.