The Red Sox confirmed the signing of Cuban outfielder Jorge Padron, a 22-year-old left-handed hitter.
One internet report had him receiving a $350,000 bonus. Padron is a skilled hitter without a lot of power. To what degree he’ll be an impact player in the organization is to be determined.
Padron will report to extended spring training and could start the season with High-A Salem or maybe Portland. The Yankees also had an interest in him.