Rangers Sign Cuban Yanio Perez

With so many unsigned Cuban players out there myworld may change our policy about reporting every signing. Third baseman Yanio Perez was signed by Rangers for a bonus of $1.1 million. At 21 years of age Perez hits against the Rangers international salary cap but they have yet to reach that.

Perez saw minimal Nacional Series action so we are not that familiar with him. He is listed at 6′2 and 205 pounds. He did not show a lot of offensive promise in his brief Cuban professional season, but he was still a teenager when playing. Reports indicate he has some speed and potential power. He will get a chance to show those skills in the minor leagues next year at a level that will be determined by his spring training progress.

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