Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Updated: Serrano to sign with the Cubs?


Juan Yasser Serrano.

Smile, kid!

He is a Cuban defector.

He defected last April.

He is believed to be 20 or 21 years old.

According to Carrie Muskat, the deal won't be finalized for a few more weeks.  He has to take a physical.  MLBTRs reports that it could be a $250K deal.

I don't know much about him...but he is from Cuba, and he is a right handed pitcher...and he reached 93 on his fastball in a 2 inning session he did for the Cubs last month.

If it really is that small of a deal, I like it.

I'm not sure if he'll amount to much at all if he even makes it to the major leagues, but I like the fact the Cubs have continued to scout out players from all sorts of different sources.

If you want to know more about the this story from last is about the most detailed post about Serrano that I have seen.



Nothing too major...MLBTR has a source that confirms the deal is done. Also, Serrano's age is 22.