A year ago, the Orioles signed Henry Urrutia, a Cuban defector for $778,500. Now, with Urrutia poised to join the Orioles, the team has reached an agreement to sign another Cuban defector. Dariel Alvarez, a 24-year-old center fielder, who batted .363 with 20 home runs playing for the Cuban National team in 2011, will sign with the Orioles once his physical is complete, an industry source confirms. His agreement for a reported $800,000 signing bonus was reported by MLB.com.
Orioles agree to terms with second Cuban defector
CSN Baltimore | Jul 19