SF Giants Prospects

San Francisco Giants sign Cuban OF Daniel Carbonell

By Denise Walos

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The Giants have reportedly reached an agreement with Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell for four-years, $3.5 million.

It was reported by MLB Trade Rumors back in May that Carbonell was weighing the offers of five major league teams, and the Mariners or Yankees were the favorites to sign him.

Carbonell is a 6’3″, 200-pound switch-hitter with four years of professional baseball experience in Cuba.  He is known for his speed and power and could offer a lot for the Giants with the best record in MLB looking to go all the way to the World Series once again. He’s already on the Giants’ 40-man roster and will report to camp in Arizona once he gets his work visa, the team said.

Carbonell left Cuba in October 2013 looking to play for a MLB team in the US. In his last and recent season for Camaguey, Carbonell in 223 plate appearances hit .298/.369/.449 with five homers, 40 runs scored and 28 steals (in 29 attempts).